Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

A Franciscan in Blue Jeans

Just yesterday, my friend Br. Kevin showed me a flyer detailing an event occurring soon on the campus of St. Bonaventure University. Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM will be speaking at 4:30 pm on November 7, 2013 at the University Chapel, … Continue reading

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The Rain

It’s raining and every time it rains like this I think of Thomas Merton. It’s so peaceful when it rains. I feel protected and close to my creator. “I came up here from the monastery last night, sloshing through the … Continue reading

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The Great Bell

“Please help me. what am I going to do? I can’t go on like this. You can see that! Look at the state I am in. what ought I to do? Show me the way.” As if I needed more … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This quote from Jeremiah has been with me lately. It’s one … Continue reading

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More Merton

Today, a calligrapher whom I commissioned to do some special work for me asked for the full quote, “Sit finis libri, non finis qaerendi.” She wanted to know where that came from and who wrote it for attribution. All of … Continue reading

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Summer thoughts

Today started out rainy and I even made it all the way up to Mt. Irenaeus only to turn around and drive back down the hill.  I wasn’t ready for everyone. I have days like that. Instead I opted for … Continue reading

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A call from Him who has no voice

This came today from the Merton Institute and I really liked it. It’s my experience with contemplative life. Contemplation is also the response to a call: a call from Him Who has no voice, and yet Who speaks in everything … Continue reading

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