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  • 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.

    Jaime says: "Pure holy inspiration!!!"
  • 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.

    Janet says: "Woefully incomplete audio version of a great work"
  • 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”.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Gem of a Book"
  • Thomas Merton on Contemplation | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Thomas Merton, Fr. Anthony Ciorra PhD
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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.

    Rich S. says: "The Joy of Listening to Merton Again"
  • Thomas Merton on Prayer | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Prayer

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    Renew your prayer life with Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was one of the great spiritual masters: a Trappist monk, profound mystic, and brilliant writer. He inspired men and women from all walks of life with his dedication to prayer and contemplation. In 1967, near the end of his life, Merton gave a powerful set of lectures on prayer to the Sisters of Loretto. He channeled a lifetime full of wisdom, piety, and prayerfulness into these erudite yet down-to-earth talks.

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

    Thomas Merton on the 12 Degrees of Humility

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Desert Spirituality | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Desert Spirituality

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 41 mins)
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    Travel into the desert with Thomas Merton as your guide. In the third century, men and women journeyed into the deserts of Syria and Egypt. Turning away from the world, they sought to find salvation in solitude. By doing so, they developed new forms of monasticism and spirituality. Now known as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, their wisdom remains as inspirational today as ever.

  • Solitude and Togetherness | Thomas Merton

    Solitude and Togetherness

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    You are invited to take a spiritual journey with Thomas Merton. Originally presented to a group of nuns on a four-day retreat, these moving talks will touch your heart while revealing new pathways for your spiritual growth.

  • Finding True Meaning and Beauty | Thomas Merton

    Finding True Meaning and Beauty

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    • 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.

  • 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.

    L. Wilson says: "Another beauty by one of my favorite authors"
  • Thoughts in Solitude | Thomas Merton

    Thoughts in Solitude

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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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.

    Darwin8u says: "The solitary life is above all a life of prayer."
  • 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.

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

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    • 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 Poetry | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on Poetry

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    Take Thomas Merton as your personal poetry professor. You know Thomas Merton as one of the most beloved voices of the 20th century: a profound mystic, a gifted writer, and an exceptional teacher. He was also a celebrated poet and lifelong lover of literature, and these lectures showcase his extraordinary insights into poetry. Whatever your level of familiarity with poetry, hearing Merton in his own voice will invigorate your imagination.

  • "All the Living and the Dead": The Literature of James Joyce

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    • By Thomas Merton
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring the literature and spiritual background of the greatest novelist of the 20th century: James Joyce. Joyce wrote some of the most acclaimed masterpieces of modern literature: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, and Finnegans Wake. Educated by Jesuits and deeply influenced by Thomas Aquinas, Joyce wove Catholicism into his works. Now, you have the rare opportunity to join Thomas Merton, one of the greatest modern spiritual writers, in four amazing lectures on Joyce's literature.

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

    Thomas Merton and St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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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.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way | Thomas Merton

    Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
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    Follow the contemplative path with Thomas Merton as your guide. In 1942, Thomas Merton relinquished a promising academic career to join the Abbey of Gethsemani. Instead of running away from the world, however, he actually developed his most profound wisdom about it.

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