Did you know that Thomas Merton was a great homilist? Now you may hear him deliver four of his great sermons.
With an extensive introduction by Merton expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, these sermons will stir your heart.
Homilies give listeners a peak into the heart and spiritual journey of the preacher. In the four homilies in this series, you get a rare glimpse of a side of Merton that is special and sacred. His choice of topics gives you insight into his theological, biblical, and spiritual worlds. As you listen to these homilies, you will hear beautiful thoughts on the Trinity and Merton's image of God. The place of Mary in both Cistercian spirituality and his own personal life is compellingly expressed in his homily on the Immaculate Conception. The centrality of the Paschal Mystery is captured in Merton's reflections on the cross and resurrection.
These homilies are snapshots of Merton's inner spirit and rare gems that capture the heart of his spirituality. Thomas Merton was a spiritual genius who defies categorization. These homilies provide insight into what was most important and precious to him. As you listen, imagine yourself sitting in the choir pews in the Abbey Church of Gethsemani, soaking in the thought, preaching style, and depth of this great man. After you listen, spend some time in silence and allow yourself to be transformed by the preacher and his message, which will lead you to Christ.
(Photograph of Thomas Merton by John Howard Griffin. Used with permission of Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.)
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