Early Essays, 1947–1952
Edited with an Introduction by
Patrick F. O’Connell
Foreword by Jonathan Montaldo
Twelve essays that Thomas Merton wrote for various journals during the years that saw the publication of The Seven Storey Mountain, his ordination, and his appointment as director of novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani.
The Taste of Silence
How I Came to Be at Home with Myself
The author shares her search for meaning and strength while living with ALS. She fuses religion and spirituality so that Benedictine spirituality and Zen meditation become the two lungs through which she breathes.
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In the School of Contemplation
“These texts. . . Shed light on the deep journey of all monastics and, really, of every authentic seeker after God.”
–From the foreword by Jean-François Bouthors
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