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Greatest Potential Distraction – 8 quotes by Thomas Merton’s book – Thoughts in Solitude

1. No longer held together by love

“When men are merely submerged in a mass of impersonal human beings pushed around by automatic forces, they lose their true humanity, their integrity, their ability to love, their capacity for self-determination. 

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Quotes From A Book

Avoiding Artificial Intimacy

Our world wants a “quick fix”. We’ve all heard it before. The growing momentum of “hook-up culture” is just one symptom of the desire for all the benefits of a relationship with none of the emotional strings attached. 790 more words

Jacob's Ladder

A Muse from Thomas Merton

It is very quiet here now.

A friend of thirty years, who decided he didn’t want to be a friend anymore, because of religion once quoted a Catholic Priest to me. 339 more words


Drunk with flowers of rebellion

The fields will laugh, the woods will be drunk with flowers of rebellion, the night will make every fool sing in his sleep, and the morning will make him stand up in the sun and cover himself with water and with light.

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Random Thoughts

Having Nothing But God – 11 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – No Man Is An Island

1. Some of the charity that is in ourselves

“Some people never reveal any of the good that is hidden in them until we give them some of the good, that is to say, some of the charity, that is in ourselves.”

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Quotes From A Book

Laudato Si

I haven’t yet gotten through the whole Encyclical yet but that hasn’t stopped me from looking at what other have to say about it. Daniel Horan, OFM has a unique look at the Encyclical… 420 more words


A contemplação estética e religiosa

“Um dos mais importantes e também mais descuidados elementos da vida interior, no seu início, é a faculdade de respondermos à realidade, de vermos o valor e a beleza das coisas ordinárias, para nos tornarmos sensíveis ao esplendor que nos cerca nas criaturas de Deus. 386 more words