Sunday is the birthday of Thomas Merton, born 31 January 1915.
Merton was a monk who not only wrote elegantly about contemplative life, but also was a gifted poet and social critic. Here is an introductory guide to some of his best books. I’ve included an excerpt, where possible with each of the books.
4. [easyazon_link identifier=”0811217248″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]New Seeds of Contemplation[/easyazon_link]
Another of Merton’s most popular books, this collection of brief meditations is as pertinent today as when it was written.