Thomas Merton on Saint Bernard

Thomas Merton on Saint Bernard

Thomas Merton

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The best-known Cistercian of the twentieth century reflects on the teaching and life of the most reknown Cistercian of the twelfth century. Three essays written in the 1950s explore the relation of contemplation and action in the monastic vocation and in the life of Christians.

. . . the clear, simple, and unsophisticated summary of Saint Bernard's thought given here is sound for non-specialists, not just for monks and nuns, but for all Christians interested in the life of prayer
Jean Leclercq

This book makes most valuable reading in itself and also throws light on Merton's own development . . . Bernard would have recognized his son
The Tablet

Product number: CS009
ISBN: 978-0-8790-7909-3
Pages: 242
Publication Date: 11/01/1980