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    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Today, it is hard to find spiritual direction

    • By Sunni Baran on 11-15-18

    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
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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

    • 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.

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    • 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. 

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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • A classic Merton must- listen

    • By Skyelil Griminor on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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    Recorded during the last decade of his life, these six powerful conferences were delivered by Merton at Gethsemani, where he gave religious instruction to the novice monks. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you will encounter a candid, personal side of this beloved spiritual writer. Remastered for you to enjoy, these conferences exemplify his teachings on prayer and contemplation.

    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.

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    • Greek Tragedy

    • Suffering Leads to Wisdom
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 30 mins
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    Hear Thomas Merton’s spiritually edifying voice. Originally recorded in August of 1965 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Greek Tragedy: Suffering Leads to Wisdom considers the parallels between ancient Greek models of suffering (with Sophocles’s play Antigone as an exponent) and Judeo-Christian ideas about suffering and the creation of meaning. This was among the last classes that Merton ever gave to the novice monks at Gethsemani. 

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    • "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 32 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
    • Spiritual feeding

    • By Elizabeth on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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

    • The Christian in the World

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Recorded in May of 1966 at at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Christian in the World contemplates the value of life on the premise that Christ died for a world he thought was worth dying for. 

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    • 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

    • Thomas Merton on Monastic Spirituality

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these lectures

    • By stephen dumpert on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • A Message of Contemplatives to the World

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 45 mins
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    In the summer of 1967, religious communities around the world were experiencing a time of renewal and reflection. As monasteries sought to adopt practices prescribed by the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI asked two Cistercian monks to compose a message about the contemplative life. Those monks in turn sought the contributions of a fellow monk and master of contemplation - Thomas Merton. 

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

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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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.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Thomas Merton on William Faulkner

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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    William Faulkner ranks among the greatest American writers. Now, you can discover his literary and spiritual genius with Thomas Merton as your private tutor. Part of both Merton’s spoken word and literary legacies, this series has a foot in two worlds. Hear one great literary mind on another.   

    Regular price: $13.97

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