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Bundle: Thomas Merton on Sufism + Thomas Merton on Contemplation - 11 CDs Total

Thomas Merton on Sufism - CD Set   +$35.95
Thomas Merton on Contemplation - CD Set   +$34.00

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This is a special discounted price for a bundle of these two programs by Thomas Merton:

Thomas Merton on Sufism
with an Introduction by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, M. Div., Ph.D.

and

Thomas Merton on Contemplation
with an Introduction by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, M. Div., Ph.D.

***Photographs of Thomas Merton by John Howard Griffin & Sybille Akers. Used with Permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.

About Your Presenter

Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and best-selling 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, moral values, 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 and are part of the archives of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

About Your Presenter

Fr. Anthony Ciorra was ordained as a priest in 1973. His experience has included parish life, teaching, administration, retreat work, preaching, and formation ministries. He has graduate degrees in psychology, history, and pastoral theology and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. He has a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University.

His publications include Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad 1995), a book about spirituality in the marketplace, and Moral Formation in the Parish (Alba House 1999), a book about living with Christian and moral values in the world. The spirituality in these works is reflected in his involvement in lay ministry formation and secular institute movements. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, he was given the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice by Pope John Paul in 1999. He was 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.

He is Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Previously he was the Dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University and the director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth. He is the weekend associate at St. Vincent Martyr Parish in Madison, NJ. He gives workshops and retreats throughout the United States, the Middle East, and Europe. He is actively involved in creating programs for inter-religious dialogue among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Topic Titles

Thomas Merton on Sufism
  • Introduction by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.
  • Knowledge of God
  • God in Creation
  • The Straight Way
  • Patience
  • A Sense of Loss
  • The Mystical Life
  • Mystical Traditions
  • Love of God
  • The Heart
  • Love Speaks in Creatures
  • The Serious Life of Prayer
  • Awareness of Love in an Awake Heart
  • Contemplation and the Modern Man
Thomas Merton on Contemplation
  • Introduction by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.
  • Prayer and Meditation on the Meaning of Life
  • Monastic Spirituality: Life is a Journey
  • Cassian on Prayer
  • God-Centered Prayer
  • Religious Silence

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