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October 02, 2018
How To Know When to Speak (and When to Be Silent)
Recently I posted this on Facebook: In response, a reader made this comment: Carl, it...
August 11, 2018
The Contemplative Charism of the Humble Haiku (Anam Ċara in Verse, Part II)
N.B. Today’s guest post is by Judith Valente, poet, Benedictine oblate, and author of How to...
July 16, 2018
Sarah Coakley on Thomas Merton: The Climate of Monastic Prayer
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the last book Thomas Merton completed before his death,...
May 16, 2018
Just What is Contemplation, Anyway? And Why Should I Care?
A Jesuit priest, a Trappist monk, and a Tibetan buddhist walked into a bar. (No,...
September 04, 2017
Imagine Thomas Merton Teaching You a Class on Christian Mysticism…
Wouldn't it be great if you could have access to the lecture notes of a...
August 16, 2016
Books for Beginning the Spiritual Journey
Here is a list of several books I recommend for spiritual seekers — especially those...
April 08, 2015
Contemplation and Conflict, or, How the Prayer of Silence Changes the Way We Think About Possessions, Theft, and Just About Everything Else
I simply love this story of two desert fathers, which Thomas Merton recounts in his...
February 19, 2015
The Dazzling Darkness
"There is in God (some say) A deep, but dazzling darkness" — Henry Vaughan “Truly,...
January 31, 2015
Seven Essential Thomas Merton Books
Today is the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth. To celebrate this day here is...
January 20, 2015
Christian Mystics to Celebrate in 2015
2015 is something of a red-letter year for Christian contemplatives. This is the 100th anniversary of...
July 27, 2014
Jesus, following the law of his people, instructed his followers to "love your neighbor as yourself."...
June 01, 2014
“That God’s Love Might Live in Us” — A Few Lovely Words from Thomas Merton
I've been re-reading Thomas Merton's The Waters of Siloe for a class I'm teaching at...
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