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The Intimate Merton
His Life From His Journals
Thomas Merton; edited and read by Patrick Hart and Jonathan Montaldo

In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path. Culled from the seven volumes of his personal journals, this twenty-nine year chronicle deepens and extends the story Thomas Merton recounted and made famous in The Seven Storey Mountain. A spiritual autobiography of our century's most celebrated monk, here is Merton's account of his life's major challenges, his confrontations with monastic and church hierarchies, his interaction with religious traditions east and west, and his antiwar and civil-rights activities. The Intimate Merton captures the essence of what makes Thomas Merton's life journey so perennially relevant. 12 compact discs in binder. ALSO AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE—PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
THOMAS MERTON (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer and activist for peace and civil rights. Merton’s works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. His journals are his last major writings to appear in print. BROTHER PATRICK HART, a monk of Gethsemani and general editor of the journals was Thomas Merton’s last secretary. He edited Run to the Mountain: The Story of a Vocation, Vol. 1, and The Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey, Vol. 7. JONATHAN MONTALDO is general editor of the “Fons Vitae” Thomas Merton Series. He was the director of the Thomas Merton Center (the official archive of Merton’s legacy at Bellarmine University) from 1998-2001 and has served as president of the International Thomas Merton Society. He edited Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer, Vol. 2, and Dialogues with Silence: Prayers & Drawings.
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