The Splendor of a Higher Nature

Monday Merton Musings, Nov 14, 2011 The Splendor of a Higher Nature All quotes are from The Seven Storey Mountain, by Thomas Merton Today, we meditate on some theological thinking from Thomas Merton. These musings are found at the beginning of part two of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, and provide an introduction toContinue reading “The Splendor of a Higher Nature”

The Genius of an Art Full of Spiritual Vitality

Monday Merton Musings, Nov 7, 2011 The Genius of an Art Full of Spiritual Vitality All quotes are from The Seven Storey Mountain, by Thomas Merton One turning point in Thomas Merton’s life came at age 18, when he visited Rome. In The Seven Storey Mountain, he tells how he began touring churches throughout theContinue reading “The Genius of an Art Full of Spiritual Vitality”

iMonk Classic: The Monk Who Wouldn’t Go Away

Classic iMonk Post by Michael Spencer Undated Note from CM: As I prepare to spend a few days at The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, I am catching up on my Thomas Merton. Merton, as you will read below, was Michael Spencer’s hero. I am not nearly as acquainted with the monk as MichaelContinue reading “iMonk Classic: The Monk Who Wouldn’t Go Away”