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Born: January 31, 1915

Died: December 10, 1968 (aged 53)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author

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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