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Sunday Quotes: Apart From That Desire

“Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

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 From Thomas Merton’s “When The Trees Say Nothing”: We do not realize that the fields and the trees have fought and still fight for their respective places on  this map–which, by natural right, belong entirely to the trees. 22 more words

Notes from the Whale's Belly

by Sam Buntz

On July 24, 2014 in Mosul, Iraq, militants from ISIS destroyed the tomb of the Prophet Jonah (or, Yunus in Arabic). Of course, it may not have… 1,460 more words

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (31/01/1915 – 10/12/1968) was an American Catholic writer and mystic.  A Trappist Monk of the Abbey of Gethsamani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist and student of comparative religion.  303 more words


A visit to the The Seven Storey Mountain

I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to actually get to reading Thomas Merton’s autobiography. It became a best-seller upon its release in 1948 and has remained in constant publication since then, translated into 40 languages. 246 more words

A Student Of Faith

Passion for Peace

With all the violence in  the world today, I turned to Merton for insight and to try and make sense of the whys of war. The streets are flooded in blood in many parts of the world as we sit in relative comfort, barely acknowledging the tragedy beyond a flick of the TV remote. 343 more words