Thomas Merton
with authority

with authority

In the absence of God life’s little spooky prejudices take on power as the ultimate authorities for us.

on the road

on the road

The one who journeys with purpose is able to negotiate any obstacle. But the wanderer is forever rudderless, tossed by every whim of fashion in the sea of popular opinion.

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

“I have no idea where I am going.I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

lost in grace

lost in grace

An interesting experience this weekend on the new Christchurch Belfast bypass road. GPS has not yet caught up with the fact that after several years of planning and...

many storeys

many storeys

Even fifty years after his untimely death, Thomas Merton remains one of the great Christian writers and teachers. In Christchurch we feel a special connection with him...

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

Thank you to Bosco Peters, author of www.liturgy.co.nz for his reminder this morning that on this day in 1968, Thomas Merton died. Merton books remain on best-seller...

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

born: 31 January 1915         died: 10 December 1968 One of the great spiritual classics of the twentieth century is Thomas Merton's Seven Story Mountain. Within...

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