Monday, October 5, 2015

Two Views Of Thomas Merton: Jesuit Versus Jesuit

We know how one Jesuit gushed over Father Thomas Merton two weeks ago, calling him "a source of spiritual inspiration and guide for many people".  I speak, of course, of Pope Francis' address to the US Congress during his trip here.

The other Jesuit is the late Servant of God Father John Hardon.  A video was made of his analysis of Merton and I share it below.


  1. Alice von Hildebrand also discussed his life. HLI has her talk on CD, "The Tragedy of Thomas Merton".

  2. I would love to hear from one of the monks who knew Thomas Merton but I suppose the ones who are still alive remain under silence. It seems that he was handled very badly. He should've been ordered to remain in his monastery and avoid interviews or travel instead he was allowed to become a celebrity.


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