When you are in a monastery you don 't have to be any place

Fr. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) in a lecture on the theology of St. Bernard of Clairveaux to novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, Kentucky. Merton was 'master' (the title of the monk responsible to educate novice monks) at the Abbey in the early 1960's.


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