In 1948, Thomas Merton, a monk from a Trappist monastery in Kentucky published the story of his life in a book called "The Seven Storey Mountain". The book became an instant best-seller and propelled him onto the world stage. Merton was first and foremost a monk, and he became one of the great monastic figures of the century. But he was also a poet, essayist, translator, cartoonist, photographer, social and political activist, and mystic. His personal and religious struggles have made him a symbol of our search for meaning in the modern world. On the 30th anniversary of Merton's death, scholar and professor Michael Higgins explores the spiritual geography of Thomas Merton.
Produced at the state of the art recording studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Approximate Duration 3 Hours