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Small Town Streets

One of my favorite authors, Thomas Merton, wrote a short chapter called “The Street Is for Celebration.” It is my favorite bit of his book… 1,485 more words


SATURDAY READING: Blessed Are The Meek, by Thomas Merton

From Faith and Violence

It would be a serious mistake to regard Christian nonviolence simply as a novel tactic which is at once efficacious and even edifying, and which enables the sensitive man to participate in the struggles of the world without being dirtied with blood.   4,978 more words

Thomas Merton

reflection for centenary thomas merton compilation

I’m excited to say that I’m going to be published in a reflection commemorating Thomas Merton and his influence on the world around him.  It’s an incredibly honor to be a part of the Thomas Merton society and especially to be among so many incredible writers who have molded my education in religious studies and here’s to more opportunities to learn and grow from such beautiful people! 1,267 more words

Being Human.

Daily Riches: Attending to God in Prayer (Thomas Merton and John Higgins) *

Contemplative prayer, for Thomas Merton, “…is essentially a listening … meant to open man’s heart to God by enabling him to surrender his inmost depths to God’s presence within him. 429 more words


thomas merton, um, printed piece

despite being an atheist, i am a big fan of the writing (and life) of the catholic-american writer/monk thomas merton. i choose to personally disregard merton’s writings on the spiritual life and god and stuff and i tend to concentrate more on his work about peace and reflections on society etc. 866 more words


Sound of Silence

Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. 679 more words




When we get up to face the day, it is nice to have a few words which help us move into the day. These affirmations provide different ways to speak into the day quietly regardless of what we face. 69 more words

Teacher As Transformer