Towards a more contemplative way of living
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Following in the footsteps of Henri J. M. Nouwen and Brother Roger of Taize
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Thomas Merton (1915 -1968) was a key contemplative influence on Henri J. M. Nouwen
SPRITUAL MASTERS FOR ALL SEASONS by Michael Ford
Original profiles of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Anthony de Mello and John O’Donohue (including a special interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams)
Used for St William Adult Formation programme, Naples, Florida
‘… an inviting, knowledgeable, accessible and inspiring introduction to four of the great Catholics of our time.’ (America)
THOMAS MERTON, R.I.P.
from half-way round your cloister
now become the world
you flew on love loosed wings
to take that Buddha’s smile
and eyes with light within
to a home you’d never seen
though so graciously prepared
long long before He’d set
those two great lights
by which we the blind
still refuse to see
Gerard Garrigan, OSB
Saint Louis Abbey