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Thomas Merton- Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom

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  Track Title Length
1.   Frequent and Constant Prayer 00:03:00
22.   The Life of Prayer 00:03:00
1.   Our Father: Part One 00:03:00


Thomas Merton: Ways of Prayer: A Desert Father's Wisdom

Introduction by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

Join Thomas Merton's classroom as he explores one of the most influential figures in the history of spirituality.  In these remastered recordings of Merton's lectures, you will discover why Saint John Cassian's philosophy of prayer is cherished in the monastic tradition and the wider Christian community alike.  These conferences will enlighten and inspire as you explore your own spiritual life.

In 1962 at Gethsemani Abbey, Thomas Merton taught an extraordinary course on the heart of Benedictine spirituality. Now, for the first time ever, this course is available to you. Through 14 digitally remastered recordings, you will encounter Merton as a master teacher, his voice reaching out across the decades to make monastic wisdom accessible to all of us.

The Rule of St. Benedict is foundational in the history of Western Spirituality, especially in its commentary on humility. This work of spiritual genius has guided the monastic movement since the sixth century and touched countless Christians. Merton brings new energy to this ancient document, and you will gain new insights into the Rule and experience another side of Merton’s personality.


  1. Introduction by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.
  2. Desires of the Flesh and the Spirit
  3. The Life of Prayer
  4. Virtues and Distrations in Prayer, Part 1
  5. Virtues and Distrations in Prayer, Part2
  6. Four Kinds of Prayer, Part 1
  7. Four Kinds of Prayer, Part 2
  8. The Our Father, Part 1
  9. The Our Father, Part 2
  10. The Our Father, Part 3
  11. Prayer of Fire, Part 1
  12. Prayer of Fire, Part 2
  13. Frequent and Constant Prayer

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