The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 429 page
  • ISBN: 028106170X
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The complete and unedited edition of Thomas Merton's famous autobiography, one of the greatest works of spiritual pilgrimage ever written.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 467 page
  • ISBN: 0156010860
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A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Release: 1998
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  • File: PDF, 467 page
  • ISBN: OCLC:994015919
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This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it. For this Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Robert Giroux has written a memoir of how he came to publish The Seven Storey Mountain, and Merton's distinguished biographer, William H. Shannon, has supplied a note for the reader.

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain


  • Release: 1985
  • Publisher: Christian Large Print
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 770 page
  • ISBN: 0802724973
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One man's search to find his role in the world is revealed in the writer's portrait of his youthful political activism and entry into a Trappist monastery

Thoughts In Solitude

Thoughts In Solitude


  • Release: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 1429944072
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Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

The Sign of Jonas

The Sign of Jonas


  • Release: 2002-11-18
  • Publisher: HMH
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 0547544960
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This diary of a monastic life is “a continuation of The Seven Storey Mountain . . . Astonishing” (Commonweal). Chronicling six years of Thomas Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, The Sign of Jonas takes us through his day-to-day experiences at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, where he lived in silence and prayer for much of his life. Concluding with the account of Merton’s ordination as a priest, this diary documents his growing acceptance of his vocation—and the greater meaning he found within his private world of contemplation. “This book is made unmistakably real and almost, at times, unbearably poignant by the fact that the exuberance of youth so often wells up through it with rapture, impatience, and even bluster.” —TheNew York Times “A stirring book—the most readable and on the whole, most illuminating of the author’s writings.” —Catholic World

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island


  • Release: 2005-04
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 280 page
  • ISBN: 9781590302538
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This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

Mystics and Zen Masters

Mystics and Zen Masters


  • Release: 1999-11-29
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 1429944005
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Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer


  • Release: 2009-11-17
  • Publisher: Image
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 0307589536
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In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Year with Thomas Merton

A Year with Thomas Merton


  • Release: 2009-10-13
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9780061757679
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A 365 daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton. This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.