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    • Thomas Merton on Contemplation

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

    • 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 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

    • 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'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 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 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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    As Christians, we are all called to be pilgrims, navigating the way to God. For many this pilgrimage is figurative, a spiritual journey that deepens our awareness. Some, however, choose to undertake physical journeys to the lands most sacred to our tradition. Now, you can join Thomas Merton in learning about one such fascinating journey and the spiritual significance pilgrimage has for all of us.

    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 Poetry

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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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.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Mystical Life and Martin Buber

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Hear Thomas Merton’s spiritually edifying voice. This digitally remastered recording is part of Thomas Merton’s spoken word legacy. Originally recorded in February of 1968 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Mystical Life and Martin Buber takes up Buber's Hasidic stories one at a time in a discussion-heavy class setting. By way of establishing a baseline, Merton invites his audience to compare Buber with St. Bernard. 

    Regular price: $6.97

    • "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

    • Finding True Meaning and Beauty

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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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.

    Regular price: $6.96

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Celtic Spirituality

    • The Beginnings of Irish Monasticism
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Learn about Irish Catholicism, early Christianity, and Eastern religions with Thomas Merton as your teacher. Recorded in March of 1968 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Celtic Spirituality: The Beginnings of Irish Monasticism investigates the history of Irish monasticism with special attention to St. Patrick. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not all that spirirual

    • By Dennis Eaton on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $6.97

    • 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

    • The Search for Wholeness

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's about time and what we choose to do with it.

    • By Jackie St. Hilaire on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • 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

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