Happy Birthday, Thomas Merton!

Thomas MertonFor twenty-seven years, renowned and beloved monk Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915–December 10, 1968) belonged to Our Lady of Gethsemani, a Trappist monastery established in 1848 amid the hills and valleys near Bardstown, Kentucky.

Thomas Merton was also one of the finalists for the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, which we’ve been featuring on our blog and website for the past week. Merton himself once said “[a]rt enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” and we’ve had a lot of fun celebrating and re-reading these great writers.Thomas Merton's Gethsemani

You can tread the paths Merton took during his solitary hikes in the woods and experience the landscapes that inspired him in Thomas Merton’s Gethsemani. Featuring dramatic black-and-white photographs by Harry L. Hinkle and artful text by Merton scholar Monica Weis, this beautiful book is currently being offered at an 80% discount through our holiday sale.

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