Monday, July 23, 2012

Merton's Hagia Sophia

Here are page-by-page photos of Victor Hammer's hand-printed edition of Merton's "Hagia Sophia":

Thanks Jim Forest!  I've always wanted to see a copy of this book. 


  1. How beautiful are words put thoughtfully to paper!

  2. Nice to see this! One day you must come and visit and enjoy our Merton library.

  3. Beautiful! I have been reading this on the web studying for an art piece I want to make. I just finished Merton Bio 2 nights ago so this has even more meaning to me. I am only a fairly recent student of Merton and Lax. Love the "places" I am going with my path of study. So grateful for this sharing. All the Best

  4. Truly beautiful, Beth! Thanks for posting it.


From Dorothy Day’s editorial in the Catholic Worker on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.