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Thomas Merton, Fuga Mundi & the Benedict Option – Fuga Mundi Series, Part 5


  Thomas Merton’s fuga mundi, or “flight from the world,” was a complex and multi-faceted thing.  When I envisioned this series back in the fall I had to idea it would end where it did.  I didn’t ever think that Star Wars would factor into my fuga mundi reflections.  But there it was, right at the center of Star Wars story–and in the…

Thomas Merton, RIP


On this day 47 years ago in 1968, the Church lost one of its greatest spiritual teachers.  Everything in me wants this day to be known as the Feast of St. Thomas Merton.  But alas, the Church has not seen fit to canonize this 20th century spiritual master.  It hasn’t been too many years since his death, so perhaps some…