Historical Who is Who
1915 - 1968
France England United State
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.
Thomas Merton's last talk (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywE6bhApcSk