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Thomas Merton Biography...Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was a 20th century Anglo-American Catholic writer. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.. American author and Trappist monk


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Quote Left It is in the ordinary duties and labors of life that the Christian can and should develop his spiritual union with God. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love seeks one thing only the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward. Quote Right
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Quote Left At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. Quote Right
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Quote Left Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it. Quote Right
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Quote Left We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are. Quote Right
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