Last year, during a visit to the Trappist Gethsemani
Abbey, where recitation of the divine office is an anchor of monastic life, these words from an abbot's chapter talk touched me deeply: "The Liturgy of the Hours ...
Does the silence scare you?" The novice master at the Abbey of Gethsemani
in Kentucky posed this question to Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who would later become a world-renowned writer, on just his second day at the monastery.
Circle of Friends, North Charleston, SC.
Cardenal conocio ampliamente el salterio biblico al leer, traducir y cantar salmos biblicos mientras estudiaba en el monasterio trapense Our Lady of Gethsemani
en Kentucky, entre 1957 y 1959, y en otros monasterios en Colombia y Mexico.
As a young man of eighteen, James Finley left home for an unlikely destination: the Abbey of Gethsemani
, where Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative.
As he was teaching his first church history class in the fall of 1960, Hinson decided to take his students to the Abbey of Gethsemani
, a Trappist monastery about fifty miles from Louisville.
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Even though their marriage was spiralling apart, Hawke immediately left the Abbey of Gethsemani
in Kentucky to fly to his wife's side.
Synopsis: A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani
, Kentucky, Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915--December 10, 1968) was an American Catholic writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.
In between, he visited the Abbey Our Lady of Gethsemani
in Kentucky and Walden Pond in Massachusetts to think about "the utopia of solitude."
In my view, the most noteworthy is the Columbia Masterworks recording already mentioned, Laudate Dominum (ML 4394), a two-sided long-playing record of Gregorian chant intoned by the two hundred seventy consecrated monks and lay brothers of the Abbey of Gethsemani
, Kentucky, with sleeve commentary by Thomas Merton (Fr.
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) nacio en Francia, recibio su educacion superior en los Estados Unidos, y luego de su conversion religiosa entro al monasterio benedictino de Nuestra Senora de Gethsemani
en Louisville, Kentucky (EEUU), donde paso el resto de su vida, hasta su viaje de 1968 a Asia, donde murio accidentalmente.