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Monastic Journey

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ISBN-10: 0879075333

ISBN-13: 9780879075330

Edition: 2005

Authors: Patrick Hart, Thomas Merton

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Written during the last decade of Merton's life, these articles reflect his mature thought on monastic life in community and in solitude. Appealing to the monastic dimension in al of us, his reflections have meaning for those living outside as well as inside monastery walls, fellow travellers on the same journey he took, aware of the fragility and imperfections, as well as the great potential for growth and love, within each human person.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 7/1/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Born in France, Thomas Merton was the son of an American artist and poet and her New Zealander husband, a painter. Merton lost both parents before he had finished high school, and his younger brother was killed in World War II. Something of the ephemeral character of human endeavor marked all his works, deepening the pathos of his writings and drawing him close to Eastern, especially Buddhist, forms of monasticism. After an initial education in the United States, France, and England, he completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. His parents, nominally friends, had given him little religious guidance, and in 1938, he converted to Roman Catholicism. The following year he…