A Retreat with Thomas Merton: A Seven-Day Spiritual Journey

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-31
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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The celebrated spiritual writer Thomas Merton remains one of the most influential voices of our day. His many books have become modern spiritual classics and he opened up the riches of the monastic tradition for many. Here, Esther de Waal devises a seven day personal or group retreat programme using extracts from his writings and a selection of the photography for which he was also renowned - attentive studies of the simple things around him at Gethsemani, the Trappist monastery where he lived, and images from his many travels. Esther de Waal is a superb guide to this retreat that can be made at home, at a retreat centre or on holiday, over a week or a period of weeks. The focus of each of the seven days is: * The Call * Response * The Solitary Within * Encounter With Christ * The Demands of Love * Ordinary Things * Integration

Author Biography

Esther de Waal is the author of numerous bestselling titles including Seeking God: the way of St Benedict, Lost in Wonder: the art of spiritual attentiveness and The Celtic Way of Prayer, also published by the Canterbury Press

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
How Do I Use This Time?p. 13
Thomas Merton's Journeyp. 23
The Callp. 37
Responsep. 47
The Solitary Within; The True Selfp. 55
Encounter With Christp. 63
The Demands of Lovep. 71
'Common and Natural and Ordinary'p. 79
Integrationp. 87
Notes and Referencesp. 95
Bibliographyp. 111
Photographic Creditsp. 113
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