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    • Thomas Merton on Poetry

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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    Take Thomas Merton as your personal poetry professor. You know Thomas Merton as one of the most beloved voices of the 20th century: a profound mystic, a gifted writer, and an exceptional teacher. He was also a celebrated poet and lifelong lover of literature, and these lectures showcase his extraordinary insights into poetry. Whatever your level of familiarity with poetry, hearing Merton in his own voice will invigorate your imagination.

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    • Thomas Merton on Sufism

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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    In the 20th century, Thomas Merton, one of Christianity's great mystics, encountered the ancient Eastern mystical tradition known as Sufism. The result was an outpouring of mystical insight and spiritual wisdom.

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    • Thomas Merton on St. Thomas Aquinas and "The Ways of God"

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    Explore the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas with Thomas Merton as your guide. While he was a student at Columbia University, Thomas Merton stumbled upon The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy by renowned neo-Thomistic philosopher Étienne Gilson. An essential work on St. Thomas and other Christian philosophers, it led him down a path of spiritual seeking that would culminate with his conversion to the Catholic Church and entrance into a Trappist monastery.

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    • The Prophet's Freedom (1968)

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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    These are some of the most fascinating Thomas Merton lectures ever recorded. Recorded in the last year of his life, these talks capture Merton as he ponders profound questions in an accessible, down-to-earth way. You will glean insight from Merton on a wide range of subjects, all held together by his conviction in our call to live in freeing obedience to the Holy Spirit.

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    • Every day prophet

    • By Patricia Lamb on 12-04-2018

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    • Thomas Merton on Prayer

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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    Renew your prayer life with Thomas Merton. 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. In 1967, near the end of his life, Merton gave a powerful set of lectures on prayer to the Sisters of Loretto. He channeled a lifetime full of wisdom, piety, and prayerfulness into these erudite yet down-to-earth talks.

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    • The Christian Life Today

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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    This set of captivating talks brings you face to face with an intimate side of Thomas Merton - the monk, poet, scholar of literature, and social activist who rocked the 20th century. As with so many of the talks that Merton gave to his novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, these talks put the progression of his thinking - from cloistered monastic life to issues of social justice and interreligious understanding - on view. Throughout The Christian Life Today, Merton stresses the spiritual necessity of transcending cultural differences. 

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    • Solitude and Togetherness

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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    You are invited to take a spiritual journey with Thomas Merton. Originally presented to a group of nuns on a four-day retreat, these moving talks will touch your heart while revealing new pathways for your spiritual growth.

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    • Thomas Merton on the 12 Degrees of Humility

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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    You are invited into the classroom in which Thomas Merton delivered some of his most impassioned lectures on a timeless topic. In 1962 at Gethsemani Abbey, Thomas Merton taught an extraordinary course on the heart of Benedictine spirituality.

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    • Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Way

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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    Follow the contemplative path with Thomas Merton as your guide. In 1942, Thomas Merton relinquished a promising academic career to join the Abbey of Gethsemani. Instead of running away from the world, however, he actually developed his most profound wisdom about it.

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    • Thomas Merton on Desert Spirituality

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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    Travel into the desert with Thomas Merton as your guide. In the third century, men and women journeyed into the deserts of Syria and Egypt. Turning away from the world, they sought to find salvation in solitude. By doing so, they developed new forms of monasticism and spirituality. Now known as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, their wisdom remains as inspirational today as ever.

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    • Thomas Merton on Monastic Spirituality

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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    What can your spiritual ancestors teach you about holy living today? Although they led ascetic lives centuries ago, St. Benedict, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and other early Christian saints have much to teach everyone in the 21st century. Through their enduring writings, they created blueprints of the spiritual life that remain as powerful in our time as ever.

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    • "God Speaks to Each of Us"

    • The Poetry and Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring the timeless words of one of the world's greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke. Before entering the monastery, Thomas Merton studied English at Columbia University and taught literature at St. Bonaventure University. His passion for literature never faded, and now you have the rare opportunity to take Thomas Merton as your guide in this set of outstanding remastered lectures on the writings of Rainer Maria Rilke.

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    • Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Fr. Anthony Ciorra PhD, Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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    You are invited to sit at the feet of a contemplative master. After a radical conversion experience, Thomas Merton became a Trappist monk in the Abbey of Gethsemani. At the heart of Merton's transformative conversion was contemplation. Now, this series invites you into that profound contemplative experience in six remastered conferences delivered by Merton. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you will encounter his most profound teachings on prayer and contemplation.

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    • Thomas Merton on William Faulkner

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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    William Faulkner ranks among the greatest American writers. Now, you can discover his literary and spiritual genius with Thomas Merton as your private tutor. Part of both Merton’s spoken word and literary legacies, this series has a foot in two worlds. Hear one great literary mind on another.   

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    • Finding True Meaning and Beauty

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    Join Thomas Merton in spellbinding lectures on two essential philosophical topics. In this audio program, you will learn about the meaning of life and the essence of beauty with Thomas Merton, one of the 20th century's great thinkers. Delivered with unrivaled brilliance and insight, these remastered recordings of Merton himself will transport you into the abbey where he taught and imparted his spiritual wisdom.

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    • Celtic Spirituality

    • The Beginnings of Irish Monasticism
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Learn about Irish Catholicism, early Christianity, and Eastern religions with Thomas Merton as your teacher. Recorded in March of 1968 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Celtic Spirituality: The Beginnings of Irish Monasticism investigates the history of Irish monasticism with special attention to St. Patrick. 

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    • Thomas Merton on Contemplation

    • By: Thomas Merton
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    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
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    Recorded during the last decade of his life, these six powerful conferences were delivered by Merton at Gethsemani, where he gave religious instruction to the novice monks. As you listen to Merton in his own voice, you will encounter a candid, personal side of this beloved spiritual writer. Remastered for you to enjoy, these conferences exemplify his teachings on prayer and contemplation.

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    • Ways of Prayer

    • A Desert Father's Wisdom
    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring one of the most influential figures in the history of spirituality. Born in the fourth century, Saint John Cassian (AD 360-435) lived when tensions between the traditional and innovative peaked. A monk and theologian, Cassian made the Christian tradition relevant for the needs of his day in his spiritual works. Indeed, his spirituality remains essential today; he influenced Saints Benedict and Ignatius of Loyola, and his works continue to be read worldwide.

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    • Thomas Merton on the Great Monks

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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    Recorded by a monk and mystic who changed the world, these newly remastered lectures showcase Thomas Merton's brilliant teaching. Originally delivered at the Abbey of Gethsemani to his fellow monks, Thomas Merton's talks invite you on a journey through monastic and contemplative history. Under his guidance, you will encounter the great figures of the Christian monastic tradition: St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Benedict, John Cassian, Basil, and Charlemagne.

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    • The Mystical Life and Martin Buber

    • By: Thomas Merton
    • Narrated by: Thomas Merton
    • Length: 37 mins
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    Hear Thomas Merton’s spiritually edifying voice. This digitally remastered recording is part of Thomas Merton’s spoken word legacy. Originally recorded in February of 1968 at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Mystical Life and Martin Buber takes up Buber's Hasidic stories one at a time in a discussion-heavy class setting. By way of establishing a baseline, Merton invites his audience to compare Buber with St. Bernard. 

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