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  • The Seven Storey Mountain | Thomas Merton

    The Seven Storey Mountain

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Sidney Lanier
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    The Seven Storey Mountain is the extraordinary spiritual testament of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), a man who experienced life to its fullest in the world before entering a Trappist monastery. By the end of his life, he had become one of the 20th century's best-known and beloved Christian voices. This autobiography deals...not with what happens to a man, but what happens inside his soul.

  • New Seeds of Contemplation | Thomas Merton

    New Seeds of Contemplation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Montaldo, Sharon Cross
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    New Seeds of Comtemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, the Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections to those of Thoreau.

  • No Man Is an Island | Thomas Merton

    No Man Is an Island

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Montaldo
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    >No Man Is an Island is a collection of 16 essays in which Thomas Merton plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton treats the “basic verities on which the spiritual life depends”. Essay themes include hope, conscience, sacrifice, charity, sincerity, mercy, and silence. The work is threaded through with Merton’s deep awareness that we are all called to “live not for ourselves but for others”.

  • Thomas Merton on Contemplation | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Fr. Anthony Ciorra, PhD, Thomas Merton
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    You are invited to sit at the feet of a contemplative master. After a radical conversion experience, Thomas Merton became a Trappist monk in the Abbey of Gethsemani. At the heart of Merton's transformative conversion was contemplation. Now, this series invites you into that profound contemplative experience in six remastered conferences delivered by Merton. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you will encounter his most profound teachings on prayer and contemplation.

  • Thomas Merton on the 12 Degrees of Humility | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on the 12 Degrees of Humility

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    You are invited into the classroom in which Thomas Merton delivered some of his most impassioned lectures on a timeless topic. In 1962 at Gethsemani Abbey, Thomas Merton taught an extraordinary course on the heart of Benedictine spirituality. Now, for the first time ever, this course is available to you.

  • Thoughts in Solitude | Thomas Merton

    Thoughts in Solitude

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Montaldo
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    Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. In thoughtful and eloquent prose, Merton writes of our inalienable right to solitude and interior freedom. Society, he tells us, depends for its existence on the personal solitude of its members.Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most enduring and popular works.

  • Contemplative Prayer | Thomas Merton

    Contemplative Prayer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Montaldo
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    This is Merton at his best, applying ancient wisdom to the longings of our age through thoughtful commentary on Scripture and writers of the Western spiritual tradition. This book distills Merton's own reading and long experience with contemplation.

  • Finding True Meaning and Beauty | Thomas Merton

    Finding True Meaning and Beauty

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    Join Thomas Merton in spellbinding lectures on two essential philosophical topics. In this audio program, you will learn about the meaning of life and the essence of beauty with Thomas Merton, one of the 20th century's great thinkers. Delivered with unrivaled brilliance and insight, these remastered recordings of Merton himself will transport you into the abbey where he taught and imparted his spiritual wisdom.

  • Thomas Merton's Great Sermons | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton's Great Sermons

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    Did you know that Thomas Merton was a great homilist? Now you may hear him deliver four of his great sermons. With an extensive introduction by Merton expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, these sermons will stir your heart.

  • Thomas Merton on William Faulkner and Classical Literature | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on William Faulkner and Classical Literature

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    William Faulkner was undoubtedly one of the greatest American writers. Now you can take Thomas Merton as your personal guide in discovering the literary and spiritual genius of Faulkner's works. Awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897-1962) was a multitalented writer who wrote such beloved classics as The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying. In this series you will join renowned mystic and writer Thomas Merton on an extraordinary course on Faulkner and classicism in literature.

  • Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom | Thomas Merton

    Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring one of the most influential figures in the history of spirituality. Born in the fourth century, Saint John Cassian (AD 360-435) lived when tensions between the traditional and innovative peaked. A monk and theologian, Cassian made the Christian tradition relevant for the needs of his day in his spiritual works. Indeed, his spirituality remains essential today; he influenced Saints Benedict and Ignatius of Loyola, and his works continue to be read worldwide.

  • Thomas Merton on Sufism | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Sufism

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    In the 20th century, Thomas Merton, one of Christianity's great mystics, encountered the ancient Eastern mystical tradition known as Sufism. The result was an outpouring of mystical insight and spiritual wisdom.

  • The Search for Wholeness | Thomas Merton

    The Search for Wholeness

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    Literature and philosophy reveal deep truths about humanity. Now, you can join Thomas Merton in exploring life's great questions. In this audio program, Merton will challenge you with questions about man's individual destiny, the human condition, prayer, and the nature of time. Originally delivered in 1965, these timeless lectures have been remastered and released as a set for your enjoyment.

  • Voices of Famous Spiritual Leaders | Arthur Ford,Thomas Merton,Harry Edwards,Ernest Holmes

    Voices of Famous Spiritual Leaders

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Arthur Ford, Thomas Merton, Harry Edwards, and others
    • Narrated By Arthur Ford, Thomas Merton, Harry Edwards, and others
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    Arthur Ford was an American psychic, spiritual medium, and foudner of the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship. Thomas Merton was an Anglo-American Catholic writer, mystic, and Trappist monk. Harry Edwards was a well-known spiritual healer, teacher, and author. Ernest Holmes was an American spiritual writer, teacher, and leader.

  • The Prophet's Freedom (1968) | Thomas Merton

    The Prophet's Freedom (1968)

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    These are some of the most fascinating Thomas Merton lectures ever recorded. Recorded in the last year of his life, these talks capture Merton as he ponders profound questions in an accessible, down-to-earth way. You will glean insight from Merton on a wide range of subjects, all held together by his conviction in our call to live in freeing obedience to the Holy Spirit.

  • "God Speaks to Each of Us": The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Thomas Merton
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring the timeless words of one of the world's greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke. Before entering the monastery, Thomas Merton studied English at Columbia University and taught literature at St. Bonaventure University. His passion for literature never faded, and now you have the rare opportunity to take Thomas Merton as your guide in this set of outstanding remastered lectures on the writings of Rainer Maria Rilke.

  • Thomas Merton on St. Thomas Aquinas and

    Thomas Merton on St. Thomas Aquinas and "The Ways of God"

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    Explore the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas with Thomas Merton as your guide. While he was a student at Columbia University, Thomas Merton stumbled upon The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy by renowned neo-Thomistic philosopher Étienne Gilson. An essential work on St. Thomas and other Christian philosophers, it led him down a path of spiritual seeking that would culminate with his conversion to the Catholic Church and entrance into a Trappist monastery.

  • Thomas Merton on Monastic Spirituality | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Monastic Spirituality

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    What can your spiritual ancestors teach you about holy living today? Although they led ascetic lives centuries ago, St. Benedict, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and other early Christian saints have much to teach everyone in the 21st century. Through their enduring writings, they created blueprints of the spiritual life that remain as powerful in our time as ever.

  • Thomas Merton: An Introduction to the Cistercian Order | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton: An Introduction to the Cistercian Order

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    Join monk and mystic Thomas Merton on a journey through monastic and contemplative history. In these talks delivered by Thomas Merton, you will gain a rich introduction to the monastic period of church history, encountering such figures as St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Benedict, John Cassian, Basil, and Charlemagne. As you will come to discover, the history of monasticism is deeply intertwined with the greater history of Europe and the Christian contemplative tradition.

  • Thomas Merton and St. Bernard of Clairvaux | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton and St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, O.Cist. (1090-1153), is one of the most important figures in the history of Christianity: a founder, reformer, and doctor of the church. Now, you can take Thomas Merton, renowned mystic and follower of St. Bernard, as your guide in exploring the life and theology of St. Bernard. St. Bernard's impact on Christianity is wide-reaching: He was the patron saint of the Knights Templar, and he deeply influenced such figures as Hildegard of Bingen.

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