A segment from James Martin, SJ and Loyola Productions from the video “Who Cares About the Saints?” — HT: Deacon Greg Kandra.
Fr. Martin credits his conversion to “The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit — and Thomas Merton” — I can relate. Although I’d also have to add the influence of Dorothy Day, Joseph Ratzinger and St. Thomas Aquinas, the figure of Merton figures heavily in my journey towards Rome.
To better understand my appreciation, I’ll simply refer to some additional posts from the past:
- Towards a Critical Appreciation of Thomas Merton January 2, 2005.
- Thomas Merton Revisited January 9, 2005.
- Thomas Merton: American Catholic November 13, 2008.