Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly:Thomas Merton

The revered Trappist monk Thomas Merton saw a deeply spiritual life as a constant awareness of the divine, an intertwining of this consciousness with daily actions. His extensive writings cover a range of subjects from the practices of contemplative prayer to advocating for peace and non-violence, alongside his contributions to the literary world with poetry, essays, and critiques. The individual in the photograph is seen outdoors, his stance is contemplative as he gazes into the distance with folded arms, clad in the distinct garb of a monk, with a natural landscape behind him, signifying perhaps a moment of reflection akin to the spiritual introspection Merton espoused.

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