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Thomas Merton, Brother Monk: The Quest for True Freedom

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In this uniquely intimate portrayal of Thomas Merton's daily monastic life and spiritual quest, Basil Pennington brings to the reader a clear, living picture of both Merton the monk and Merton the quintessential spiritual model. These pages are filled with personal anecdotes and remembrances from his fellow monks.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Continuum (first published January 1st 1987)
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There's some good insight here about the famous Trappist monk and author. Fr. Pennington was a contemporary of Merton's and offers a unique perspective on his life and times. If you like Merton, you'll like this book. If you don't know Merton, read "The Seven Storey Mountain" before you read this.
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Dom M. Basil Pennington O.C.S.O. (1931–2005) was a Trappist monk and priest. He was a leading Roman Catholic spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, and director.

Pennington was an alumnus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum where he obtained a licentiate in Theology in 1959.[1] He also earned a licentiate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Pennington became k
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