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The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton

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This film by Morgan Atkinson is a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from Thomas Merton’s home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968, and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which he was called. This film celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death, and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today. Among those interviewed are His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Richard Rohr, OFM; Kathleen Deignan, CND; and James Martin, SJ.

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7133
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9780879465391
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This film by Morgan Atkinson is a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from Thomas Merton’s home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968, and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which he was called. This film celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death, and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today. Among those interviewed are His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Richard Rohr, OFM; Kathleen Deignan, CND; and James Martin, SJ.

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