Yesterday, an e-friend let me know that there’s a film being developed on Thomas Merton’s hermit years – based around his tape recordings. That made my day! I wasn’t even aware of these hermitage tapes. The video above is a teaser for what it will be like.
I immediately sent them support towards producing it. I hope you will too.
I serve as Chaplain at the school (Christ’s College) where Thomas Merton’s dad (Owen) received his secondary education. I have had a strong interest in Thomas Merton since I was a teenager. In 2006, I set in motion the process for adding Thomas Merton to the Calendar of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Day of a Stranger website
Support the film
[I initially had a problem making a donation using Visa – since I have had a discussion with the bank, you may not have this problem now – if issues persist, using PayPal will bypass this]
You can explore further about Thomas Merton on this website with:
Thomas Merton and Christ’s College
Merton @ Merton celebration
Feast of Thomas Merton
The Journey of Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton (1)
Thomas Merton (2)
Centenary of the Birth of Thomas Merton
On 10 December, it will be 50 years since Thomas Merton’s death.