Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monksworks Podcast April 28, 2012: Encounters with Cornelius

I am writing from Assisi, Italy, after being in England from May 10 – May 16th to attend the bi-annual Conference and General Meeting of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland to which I had been invited … Continue reading

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Podcast from Lisbon: Monday, April 9, 2012

Monksworks Podcast from Lisbon April 9 Obedios’ Castle from Roman times: Peniche on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal:

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Holy Saturday: Leaving Mount Baldy

Leaving Mt. Baldy By Leonard Cohen (1999) I came down from the mountain after many years of study and rigorous practice. I left my robes hanging on a peg in the old cabin where I had sat so long and … Continue reading

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Being in Lisbon, Reflecting on Thomas Merton in the Woods

Thomas Merton’s essay, “Day of A Stranger”, is among his best. Written for Ludovico Silva’s literary magazine Papeles, “Day of A Stranger” relates a “hermit’s day” in Merton’s living at his concrete bungalow on Mount Olivet at Gethsemani Abbey. Merton’s … Continue reading

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