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 reading guide to some of the Best Thomas Merton books . I’ve included an excerpt, where possible with each of the books.
4. New Seeds of Contemplation
Another of Merton’s most popular books, this collection of brief meditations is as pertinent today as when it was written.