Praying with Thomas Merton

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Saint Mary"s Press, Christian Brothers Pub. , Winona, Minn
Statementby Wayne Simsic.
SeriesCompanions for the journey
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LC ClassificationsMLCM 94/13889 (B)
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Pagination125 p. ;
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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. Innear the end of his life, Merton gave a powerful set of lectures on prayer.

Thomas Merton (–) was an American Cistercian. Unusually for a twentieth century monk he become a household name in the late to late s.

This fame was in part because he was a prolific writer—author of more than fifty books. His autobiography, Seven Story Mountain (), is said to have motivated many young Americans to turn Cited by: 1. Contemplative Prayer is one of the shortest books of Thomas Merton, but by no means a shallow or an empty volume.

The one-hundred-and-forty Praying with Thomas Merton book so pages are all brimming with the enthusiastic and charming insight that Merton always brings.

For one, we would even say that this is the best Thomas Merton book to begin with. In Bread in the Wilderness, Merton looks at the psalms as poetry; in this book he regards them as prayer. Guiding the reader through the more representative psalms, he explains why the Church also considers the psalms as the best way to praise God/5.

In Bread in the Wilderness, Merton looks at the psalms as poetry; in this book he regards them as prayer. Guiding the reader through the more representative psalms, he explains why the Church also considers the psalms as the best way to praise God.

Praying the Psalms Thomas Merton Snippet view - Praying the Psalms/5(9). This is a wonderful Praying with Thomas Merton book book of hours to read while praying your daily devotions, whenever I read the psalms and hymns I feel closer to God.

I feel like Thomas Merton and I are kindred spirits, he seems so familiar. Although the writings are before when he passed away. It is hard to believe it Cited by: 1.

This little book is an excellent introduction to Thomas Merton and contemplative prayer. It's one of a collection of similar books on Christian mystics. They're all different perspectives on universal truths, all beautifully vorganized and reverently written/5. Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton provided a great way to start each day in Advent.

A passage of Scripture, a reading from Merton and a short prayer was a wonderful daily anchor that will keep one focused on the true meaning of the Christmas s: Thomas Merton.

My Lord God, 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.

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nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will “The Merton Prayer” from. Praying the Psalms - Ebook written by Thomas Merton.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Praying the Psalms.3/5(7). Praying the Psalms by Thomas Merton Having actively prayed and studied the Psalms regularly for more than fifteen year, I have been meaning to read Merton’s small book for much of that time.

For some reason, his work has taken a long time to work its way to the top of my reading list. Thomas Merton (–), a Trappist monk, was one of the most well-known Catholic writers of the 20th century.

He was the author of more than 60 books, including the story of his conversion, Seven Storey Mountain, a modern spiritual classic. Yet Merton is a controversial figure.

Praying with Thomas Merton. [Wayne Simsic] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Simsic. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:   Merton's writings are the basis of the prayers offered in this book.

But it is not just another book of prayers. It is organized into groups of prayers to be said routinely four times a day each day of the week. Each prayer time, part of the discipline of The Divine Hours, has separate prayers designed to convey messages to the reader and to God/5(39).

Thomas Merton was a monk, and in this book he explains ways that the non-monastic can live a life of prayer. In doing so he provides exercises for the contemplative novice (like me) and warns against bad habits of prayer that are easy to fall into/5(5).

Looking for books by Thomas Merton. See all books authored by Thomas Merton, including The Seven Storey Mountain, and No Man Is an Island, and more on Praying the Psalms. Thomas Merton $ - $ Life and Holiness. Thomas Merton $ - $ The Ascent to Truth. Thomas Merton $ - $ Thomas Merton OCSO (Janu – Decem ) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparativehe was ordained to the priesthood and given the name "Father Louis".

He was a member of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, Kentucky, living there from to his death. Buy Praying the Psalms by Merton, Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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THOMAS MERTON (), Trappist monk, author, and peace activist, came to international prominence at a young age with his classic autobiography, The Seven Story the rest of his life he wrote prolifically on a vast range of topics, including prayer, interior growth, social responsibility, violence, and : The Crown Publishing Group.

One of the most prolific Cistercian authors, Thomas Merton was also one of the most humane and engaging spiritual figures of the twentieth century. He was a man of paradoxes: of words and silence, a contemplative involved in the fight for social justice, and a Brand: New City Press NY.

Thomas Merton (–) was an American Cistercian. Unusually for a twentieth century monk he become a household name in the late to late s. This fame was in part because he was a prolific writer—author of more than fifty books.

His autobiography, Seven Story Mountain (), is said to have motivated many young Americans to turn Reviews:   —Thomas Merton (Monday) At some point, Merton’s personal agenda for self-improvement must have fallen flat, which allowed him to fall more deeply into God and his True Self.

He became far less concerned with the “I” who prayed than he was with the “One” to whom, with whom, and in whom he was praying.

Thomas Merton is an incredible writer and thinker.

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This book is a collection of short essays (meditations, I suppose) on the nature and history of contemplative prayer in monastic tradition. It is not a manual or how-to on contemplative prayer, as Merton presumes the audience is primarily monks who are being guided by spiritual directors/5.

Praying the Psalms () by Thomas Merton. Title: Praying the Psalms By: Thomas Merton Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 52 Vendor: Snowball Publishing Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 2 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WWPages: In Bread in the Wilderness, Merton looks at the psalms as poetry; in this book he regards them as prayer.

Guiding the reader through the more representative psalms, he explains why the Church also considers the psalms as the best way to praise God. Praying the Psalms Thomas Merton Limited preview - Praying the Psalms Thomas Merton /5(5).

—Thomas Merton (Monday) At some point, Merton’s personal agenda for self-improvement must have fallen flat, which allowed him to fall more deeply into God and his True Self. He became far less concerned with the “I” who prayed than he was with the “One”.

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Thomas Merton () was an American Trappist, scholar of comparative religion, priest, poet, mystic and author of more than seventy books, including The Seven Story Mountain, that aroused an enormous new interest in contemplative prayer.

Contemplation is essentially a. Reprint of Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "Bread in the Wilderness," Merton looks at the psalms as poetry; in this book he regards them as prayer. Guiding the reader through the more representative psalms, he Pages:   Thomas Merton is perhaps the most influential Catholic author of our time, writing over 60 books including a best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain.

Yet, his spiritual path was a. 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.

Innear the end of his life, Merton gave a powerful set of lectures on prayer to the Sisters of Loretto.On a Wednesday evening in late May, fifty years later, I step into the cathedral of trees surrounding Redwoods Monastery and enter the ongoing stream of silence.

I’m following the itinerary Merton described in his journal from that western journey, posthumously published as Woods, Shore, Desert. “It’s one of the world’s truly interesting journals,” Annie Dillard wrote of the book. Merton's book on Praying using the Psalms is a great introduction into this fabulous book of the Bible.

It's exmaples and eloquence speak volumes in the development of a Christian's prayer life. I consider this book a must have classic to be read on an annual by: 1.