Thomas Merton on Prayer

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Thomas Merton on Prayer

  • Sacred Heart University
Introductory Lecture + 13 Talks on 6 CDs
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Renew your prayer life with Thomas Merton.

Thomas Merton was one of the great spiritual masters: a Trappist monk, profound mystic, and brilliant writer. He inspired men and women from all walks of life with his dedication to prayer and contemplation.

In 1967, near the end of his life, Merton gave a powerful set of lectures on prayer to the Sisters of Loretto. He channeled a lifetime full of wisdom, piety, and prayerfulness into these erudite yet down-to-earth talks. Now, you have the rare opportunity to hear Merton’s moving lectures. Under the guidance of one of the great modern spiritual masters, this experience will deepen your own life of prayer.

This series has been remastered and made available for you to enjoy. In these heartfelt talks, Merton reaches out across the decades to inspire your spirit. He will lead you on a powerful journey, giving you new insights into praying contemplatively.You will explore such topics as religious poverty, philosophy, and monasticism. As you do so, you will discover what it means to truly live as a Christian today.

Recorded half a century ago, these talks remain as powerful today as ever. Merton will transform your life with his timeless insights into contemplation, the search for meaning, and more. Join him on this life-changing experience.

** This set was previously published under the title Prayer and Growth in Christian Life.  It contains essentially the same content.
This set includes an afterword by Fr. Anthony Ciorra.

Photograph of Thomas Merton by Sibylle Akers. Used with Permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.

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** This set was previously published under the title Prayer and Growth in Christian Life.  It contains essentially the same content.

*Photograph of Thomas Merton by Sybille Akers. Used with Permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles

 

  • Balance and Grace (7/28/1967)*
  • Religious Virginity and Communal Love (7/28/1967)
  • The Institutionalized Church (7/28/1967)
  • Our Dedication to God (7/29/1967)
  • Escaping Entrapment (7/29/1967)
  • Ecstatic Life in the Spirit (7/29/1967)
  • Education, Learning, and Success (7/30/1967)
  • Christian Nonviolence (7/30/1967)
  • The Privilege and Obligation of Religious (7/31/1967)
  • Camus: The Status Quo (7/31/1967)
  • Religious Freedom (8/1967)
  • Monasticism and Contemplation (9/25/1967)
  • The Contemplative Life So-Called (9/26/1967)
  • Afterward by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

*Also included on Thomas Merton on Contemplation

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Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and bestselling author of such beloved works as The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation. One of the 20th century’s great mystics, Merton was also a masterful teacher who delivered powerful conferences to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. In these conferences, Merton’s thinking moved from cloistered monastic life to issues of social justice and interreligious understanding. A spiritual sage and guide for countless men and women, Merton struggled with complex questions about God’s existence and the role of organized religion.

Those who knew him also experienced his gifts as a homilist and teacher. These special, remastered recordings are part of his spoken word legacy. They are actual recordings of Thomas Merton. By agreement with The Thomas Merton Legacy Trust, Now You Know Media has the sole right to record, master, re-master, duplicate, market, and disseminate copies of "The Merton Recordings," which are a selection of the archives housed in the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., is a leading expert on Catholic spirituality. He was ordained as a priest in 1973. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, Pope John Paul II awarded him the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1999. Fr. Ciorra was also awarded the Caritas Centennial Award in 2000 for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of RENEW Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism.

Fr. Ciorra's books include Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad, 1995), Beauty: A Path to God (Paulist Press, 2013), and Moral Formation in the Parish (Alba House, 1998). He is also the co-editor, with Dr. Michael W. Higgins, of Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness (Paulist, 2012).

Fr. Ciorra holds graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology. He earned his Ph.D. in historical theology from Fordham University.

Currently, Fr. Ciorra is Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity and Professor of Theology at Sacred Heart University. Previously, he served as dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University, director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development a...

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Summer 2018 Survey
Merton gave insights on how to pray that were both enlightening and practical. Review by Philip Schweitzer, Bronx, NY (Posted on 7/6/2018)
2018 Spring Survey
I have enjoyed the profound content and easy delivery manner (including humour) of Merton's recordings Review by Patricia, Wigan, Lancashire, UK (Posted on 4/9/2018)
Precious material
Having recently read Merton's last journals, I was particularly interested in these talks on prayer and monasticism done in 1967, the year prior to his death. Feel very blessed listening to these late-life reflections of this so-important spiritual master and seeker. Gleaned a number of points useful for sharing in my secular Carmelite community. Will share the set with friends when I've listened a few times. Precious material here. Review by Carolyn (Posted on 10/19/2016)
An incredible gift.
Hearing the teaching of Thomas Merton in his own voice is an incredible gift. From the content of his talks, the handling of questions to his sense of humor, it is as if you are in the classroom with this spiritual master. The recorded Merton brings his thought to life in a powerful way. Review by Larry (Posted on 6/21/2016)
An incredible gift.
Hearing the teaching of Thomas Merton in his own voice is an incredible gift. From the content of his talks, the handling of questions to his sense of humor, it is as if you are in the classroom with this spiritual master. The recorded Merton brings his thought to life in a powerful way. Review by Larry (Posted on 9/4/2015)
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