"A Dedication to Prayer and a Dedication to Humanity": An Interview about Thomas Merton with James Conner, OCSO

November 2010
Merton Annual;2010, Vol. 23, p212
Academic Journal
An interview with Father James Conner is presented. He discusses his decision to try his vocation in Gethsemani and his experience of being one of the scholastics of monk Thomas Merton. He talks about the difference between the contemplative approach of Merton to life as compared to the old Trappist way of life and describes the monastic orientation of Merton in giving classes. He shares insight on the interest of Merton in the solitary life and the duties of an undermaster.


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