Historical Who is Who

MERTON, Thomas

1915 - 1968
France England United State
RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY

Widely regarded for his dual focus on contemplation and social ethics. After converting to Roman Catholicism and becoming a Trappist monk, bound by vows of silence, his written output was prolific. His faith  drove him to greater depth of internal reflection, openness to the faith of others and engagement with global issues.

Life

Writings

Video

Thomas Merton's last talk (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywE6bhApcSk

 

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