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The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton
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The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton
A New Look at the Spritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought and Writing

Millions of Christians and non-Christians look to Thomas Merton for spiritual wisdom and guidance, but to whom did Merton look? In The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, Franciscan friar and author Daniel Horan shows how, both before and after he became a Trappist monk, Merton’s life was shaped by his love for St. Francis and for the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual tradition. Given recent renewed interest in St. Francis, this timely resource is both informative and practical, revealing a previously hidden side of Merton that will inspire a new generation of Christians to live richer, deeper, and more justice-minded lives of faith.

Features & Benefits:

  • Horan lucidly demonstrates that as Thomas Merton is for us today, so St. Francis was for Merton.
  • 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton.
  • Horan currently serves on the board of directors of the International Thomas Merton Society.
  • The papacy of Pope Francis has spawned renewed interest in St. Francis.
  • Horan frequently writes and blogs for America and is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day (Liturgical Press) and the Huffington Post.

"What a treasure we have in young and insightful Daniel Horan!"

"How could I not be elated? Two of my favorite human beings running side by side through one fine book: Francis and Merton! Just the chapters on Duns Scotus, 'paradise consciousness,' or peacemaking and prophecy, would make the book well worth the read! What a treasure we have in young and insightful Daniel Horan!"

Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

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