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The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. – Thomas Merton I’ve written a daily blog for called, Ask The Therapist since 2010. We receive nearly 2,500 questions a month from around the world. Some of the problems are heartbreaking. Like the young […]
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Academics / Literature : The Book Bench

Here ends the book, but not the searching. Thomas Merton ended “The Seven Storey Mountain” with a little Latin to that effect: Sit finis libri, non finis quaerendi. Set tombstone-style in small caps, at once pompous and obscure, it ...


Religion / Catholicism : White Around the Collar

The other day during my Holy Hour I came across a prayer written by Fr. Louis Merton (aka Thomas Merton). It reflected quite beautifully and honestly some of my own feelings as I near the end of my time here at the Liturgical Instit...

What Catholic Writer Thomas Merton Can Teach Us About Racial Justice

News : Huffington Post

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) If the influential Catholic writer Thomas Merton were alive today, he would likely have strong words about police brutality and racial profiling. Back in 1963, Merton called the civil rights movement “the most ...


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