|Painting of Thomas Merton by Jim Nally|
one ray and it will be the angels' spring: one flash
one glance upon the shiny pond
and then asperges me! Sweet widerness
and lo! we are redeemed!
-- Thomas Merton (Christmas 1966)
Today is the 45th anniversary of the death of Thomas Merton -- and the 72nd anniversary of his arrival at the Abbey of Gethsemani to begin monastic life.
HT: Jim Forest
Below are some posts where Merton's death is discussed in this blog. It is an eclectic collection, as is this entire blog.
Merton's Last Words (December 10, 2012)
December 10th (December 10, 2009)
The Funeral of Thomas Merton - a white celebration (December 17, 2008)
the monk / poet's journey toward silence (December 10, 2008)
a monk among monks (January 19, 2008)
the Daniel Berrigan connection, part 4 (July 15, 2007)
photo of a dream, finding your way (March 4, 2007)
When Prophecy Had A Voice (December 10, 2006)
the death of Thomas Merton (December 10, 2006)
kanchenjunga (December 9, 2006)
on photographing kanchenjunga (December 9, 2006)