Thomas Merton Quotes (71 quotes)
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can.”
Letter to Dorothy Day, quoted in Catholic Voices in a World on Fire (2005) by Stephen Hand, p. 180
No Man is an Island (2005 edition), Shambhala Publications - ISBN: 9781590302538
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Picture Source: WikipediaThomas Merton
Born: January 31, 1915
Died: December 10, 1968 (aged 53)
Bio: Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. was an Anglo-American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.
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