Thomas Merton is recognized as a spiritual master whose works have inspired millions. But who inspired Merton? Daniel P. Horan finds that answer in St. Francis of Assisi. He illuminates the Franciscan traces in Merton’s work and invites you to discover new ways of living in harmony with God, creation, and others.
• Celebrates Thomas Merton on the 100th anniversary of his birth (in 2015)
• Shows how Francis of Assisi inspired Thomas Merton
• Reveals a new side of Merton that will help readers live richer, deeper, and more justice-minded lives of faith
About the Author
Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., is a Franciscan friar serving on the board of directors of the International Merton Society. He writes a column for America and is the author of Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis and The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering.