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  “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” Thomas Merton  

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Fr. John Dear S.J. is an interesting character. I first “met” him when he was a retreat leader for a weekend session I was attending. His primary claim to fame is his passion around the cause of peace. I stumbled upon an article Fr. Dear wrote called: “The wisdom of Robert Lax: ‘Cultivate, exercise compassion’” […]

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Even though the source for this quote is long since dead and lived a life of some controversy within the French Church of his day, I  love this quote. This week we see Jesus as a completely different kind of king. He has no concern for money or power- only for his people. In Luke’s […]

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It has been a Merton filled week for me. I am a fortunate “itinerant” in that I get invited to many exciting places and am afforded the opportunity to listen to other wanderers that have spent a good deal of their time learning about interesting people like Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen. Pursuant to one […]

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According to Wikipeda- “The Seven Storey Mountain is a autobiography that reflects on the life of Thomas Merton and his quest for his faith in God leading to his conversion to Roman Catholicism at age 23. Subsequently he left behind a promising literary career and resigned as a teacher of English literature at St. Bonaventure […]

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