Download PDF by Thomas Merton: Dancing in the Water of Life (Merton, Thomas Journal of

By Thomas Merton

ISBN-10: 006065483X

ISBN-13: 9780060654832

ISBN-10: 0061457329

ISBN-13: 9780061457326

The sixties have been a time of restlessness, internal turmoil, and enthusiasm for Merton within which he heavily the careening improvement of political and social activism – Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic employee move, the Vietnam conflict, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. quantity five chronicles the technique of Merton’s 50th birthday and marks his stream to Mount Olivet, his hermitage on the Abbey of Gethsemani, the place he was once ultimately capable of totally embody the thrill and demanding situations of solitary existence: ‘In the hermitage, one needs to pray of visit seed. The pretense of prayer won't suffice. simply sitting won't suffice . . . Solitude places you along with your again to the wall (or your face to it!), and this can be stable’ (13 October, 1964).

Show description

Read Online or Download Dancing in the Water of Life (Merton, Thomas Journal of Thomas Merton) PDF

Best catholicism books

When women become priests: the Catholic women's ordination - download pdf or read online

In an research that deftly unites feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, and Catholic theology, Kelley Raab explores the symbolic implications of girls on the altar, supplying wealthy perception into problems with gender, symbolism, and gear.

The Second Vatican Council on Other Religions - download pdf or read online

Many observers greeted the second one Vatican Council (1962-65) because the most crucial non secular occasion within the 20th century. Its implementation and effect are nonetheless being felt within the Catholic Church, the broader Christian global, and past. One sea swap that Vatican II introduced involved Roman Catholic attitudes in the direction of Judaism, Islam, and different religions.

Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic - download pdf or read online

This quantity probes the which means and moral implications of the strong image of vocation from the vantage of latest Catholic girls, with specific consciousness to the stories of ladies spiritual. meant as a follow-up to releasing moral sense: Feminist Explorations in Catholic ethical Theology, the recent publication will gain many readers, together with Catholic leaders, laity, and non secular, in addition to individuals attracted to Christian ethics and American spiritual historical past extra usually.

Rick Curry's The secrets of Jesuit soupmaking : a year of our soups PDF

Sixty soup recipes from the Jesuit group are observed by means of tales concerning the non secular existence and practices of the Jesuits. summary: Sixty soup recipes from the Jesuit group are observed by way of tales in regards to the non secular lifestyles and practices of the Jesuits

Additional info for Dancing in the Water of Life (Merton, Thomas Journal of Thomas Merton)

Example text

A delightful day. I moved out of the infirmary last night and the hard bed was good to get back to, also my own cell, the special stone one, at the head of the stairs to the novitiate dormitory, hanging in the air, a hole in the rock, a caverna maceriae [cave in the wall]. The traction affair was rigged up by Brother Anthony, and I have a reading light. Paradiso [paradise]. Blankets, quiet (except that corn blower roars in the daytime). Nicholas of Cusa: opening up. Magnificent discovery. I have been on to him for a while, but not realizing how much was there!

Edmund Wilson’s book Apology to the Iroquois is the kind of thing that moves me very deeply, more deeply than anything perhaps except the Old Testament Prophets. And in the same kind of way: sense of an inscrutable and very important mystery, the judgment of the white race and of “Christendom” by its acts and insensitivities. The centuries of blind willful cruelty and greed. The Iroquois have despaired of the whites almost as the Black Muslims have!! August 31, 1963 August ending beautifully–bright days, relatively cool.

Day of Recollection Tu ipse elementer dispone me et omnes cogitatus et actus meos in beneplacito tuo, ut fiat a me et in me et de me tua semper sola voluntas. ] (St. Anselm, Orationes 1) September 2, 1963 After the Night Office–cool, and dark–mist on the low bottoms, a glow of red in the east, still a long way from dawn, and small, clear purple clouds in the glow. Sirius shining through the girders of the water tower and high over the building a star travels east–no sound of a plane, perhaps it is some spaceship.

Download PDF sample

Dancing in the Water of Life (Merton, Thomas Journal of Thomas Merton) by Thomas Merton


by Kenneth
4.4

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 45 votes