Item description for Engaging the World with Merton: On Retreat in Tom's Hermitage by M. Basil Pennington...
Overview Pennington provides readers with a glimpse of what it would be like to spend a retreat with his friend, Thomas Merton, in his hermitage, reading his writings on the spiritual life, praying the hours, and caring for the birds on the front porch.
Publishers Description In this engaging guide, M. Basil Pennington takes us on a retreat with Thomas Merton, in Merton's own Kentucky hermitage, reading his writings on the spiritual life, praying the hours, caring for the birds on the front porch. This is the place where Merton found greater silence and solitude than was possible for him within the walls of the monastery. Pennington fills this eloquent introduction to Merton with photographs taken in and around the hermitage. Engaging the World with Merton enables each of us to have a retreat with Pennington's friend and mentor as our companion, as we seek the kingdom of God within.
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Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 121
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More About M. Basil Pennington
M. BASIL PENNINGTON, O.C.S.O., became known internationally through his efforts to help the Church rediscover its contemplative dimension through the Centering Prayer movement. He has lectured widely and published over 50 books and nearly 1,000 articles in various languages. His most recent publications are "Lectio Divina: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures" and "Living in the Question." Father Basil is presently living in retirement at St. Joseph s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts."
M. Basil Pennington currently resides in Spencer, in the state of Massachusetts.
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