Tag Archive: thomas merton

Summer Reading List: Contemplation & Enchantment

this list is probably slightly overambitious given my schedule over the next two months. but i’m gonna try. i’ve been piling up books i’ve ordered from paperbackswap that i knew someday i would… Continue reading

Thomas Merton’s discernment prayer

i’ve been wondering about what a more intentional discernment process might look like for the next year as i figure out what comes next after i graduate from this lovely institution. yesterday i… Continue reading

moving outward.

a few quotes of about the topic of compassion and community … things that are often idealized more than they are genuinely practiced, for to enter into them deeply means messiness and high… Continue reading

Thomas Merton on salvation

from No Man Is an Island this matter of ‘salvation’ is, when seen intuitively, a very simple thing. but when we analyze it, it turns into a complex tangle of paradoxes. we become… Continue reading

Thomas Merton on suffering

from Seven Storey Mountain indeed, the truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and… Continue reading