Friday, July 15, 2005

MERTON (Monastic life)

"The monastic life by its nature should open out into a greater solitude with more attention given to prayer, meditation, study and the real business of the monk hich is to seek God alone. I realize that this is not something that everyone agrees with, but for some people this is a real necessity since they are called to it by God. Hence I ask your prayers that I amy be able to do what He asks of me and be faithful to my vocation."

THOMAS MERTON THE ROAD TO JOY Letters to New and Old Friends, page 91. Merton wrote this in 1965 as a part of his Christmas letter to friends."

What keeps one from being faith to his or her vocation?

From Wayne Burns


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