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    • The Seven Storey Mountain

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Sidney Lanier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Missing paragraphs

    • By isaias on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $15.36

    • New Seeds of Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo, Sharon Cross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure holy inspiration!!!

    • By Jaime on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • No Man Is an Island

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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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”.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem of a Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-10

    Regular price: $21.70

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

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fine for Merton Fans with Two Warnings

    • By DKKPhilosopher on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on Prayer

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinarily Relevant

    • By A. Chan on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Contemplative Prayer

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another beauty by one of my favorite authors

    • By L. Wilson on 08-10-12

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Ways of Prayer

    • A Desert Father's Wisdom
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am biased

    • By ATG on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton on Sufism

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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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.

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    • Thomas Merton's Great Sermons

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your ipod can light up the world with Mertons word

    • By Erik Eierud on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very approachable, but has specific context

    • By Philo on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on Desert Spirituality

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 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.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on William Faulkner and Classical Literature

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lectures on Literature Marred by Poor Audio and...

    • By Jay Quintana on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Fr. Anthony Ciorra PhD, Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Joy of Listening to Merton Again

    • By Rich S. on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Thomas Merton on the Great Monks

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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    Recorded by a monk and mystic who changed the world, these newly remastered lectures showcase Thomas Merton's brilliant teaching. Originally delivered at the Abbey of Gethsemani to his fellow monks, Thomas Merton's talks invite you on a journey through monastic and contemplative history. Under his guidance, you will encounter the great figures of the Christian monastic tradition: St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Benedict, John Cassian, Basil, and Charlemagne.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thoughts in Solitude

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Montaldo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The solitary life is above all a life of prayer.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Thomas Merton: An Introduction to the Cistercian Order

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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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.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Solitude and Togetherness

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • tapes are difficult to hear.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $29.37

    • "God Speaks to Each of Us"

    • The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How can you find anything more authentic?

    • By Erik Eierud on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton on the 12 Degrees of Humility

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good subject weak delivery

    • By Todd on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton and St. Bernard of Clairvaux

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thomas Merton on St. Bernard

    • By Byrne B. Degrandpre on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $6.96

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