Though only 18 when Merton
died, Williams had been reading him years before his death.
HAVE I Got News For You team captain Paul Merton
will take to the road again in 2015 with his world-renowned Impro Chums.
Bonaventure University June 19-22 will celebrate the relationship between Bonaventure and Merton
in anticipation of Merton
is a founder member of the Comedy Store Players and still appears at the Comedy Store most Sundays.
But unlike those stern-faced latter-day Puritan defenders of the hard logic of damnation and redemption whose dour message can today seem dogmatic, unyielding, narrow, and legalistic, Merton
extends a most grace-ful invitation to contemporary seekers, his an approachable generosity at once disciplined and expansive; certainly, a singular compassion that marks a vision born of the quiet harmony of the cloister, but one informed by the rancor and discord of the streets, a Christian heart that is both a part and apart from the white noise of post-postmodern America.
were able to give rational reasons for each variation and the means test could not be described as unfair.
In the life of Thomas Merton
, contemplation at first was a definite goal, but gradually lost its sharpness, though not its force, whereas technology was at first an implicit and unspoken presence that toward the end of Merton
's life assumed definite and troubling contours.
lived most of his life in a monastery and was eventually to live a solitary life as a hermit in a hut in the surrounding woods.
must have notched up more air miles than the good man Richard Branson himself, but he also has more than his fair share of tales to tell.
Few have written authoritative biographies of the 20th-century spiritual giants Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, and Thomas Merton
, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer.
Having already earned his travel presenting stripes in India and China, Paul Merton
now embarks on journeys most of us can only dream New series about, including touring the Caribbean on the largest cruise ship in the world, experiencing the ultimate fly-drive holiday in Florida and sampling the hedonism of Ibiza.
There are two oft-quoted essays by Thomas Merton
on interreligious dialogue: The first is included in his book Mystics and Zen Masters and is titled "Contemplation and Dialogue"; (1) the second is published as "Appendix IV" in The Asian Journal and is titled "Monastic Experience and East-West Dialogue.