Daily reflections from the one of the most influential spiritual writers of the past century Thomas Merton is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential American spiritual writers of the past century. This volume of daily reflections draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Each month begins with one of Merton's delightful Zen-style pen-and-ink or black and white photographs.
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. His works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best know for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (SPCK) and New Seeds of Contemplation, which this book complements and expands on. Jonathan Montaldo is president of the International Thomas Merton Society and immediate past director of the Thomas Merton Centre at Bellarmine University. He is the editor of the second volume of the Thomas Merton Journals, as well as Dialogues with Silence.