Day: December 10, 2019

78 Years Ago Today, Thomas Merton Arrived at the Abbey of Gethsemani

December 10 marks seventy-eight years since Thomas Merton arrived at the Abbey of Gethsemani, a monastery in Kentucky that is part of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, better known as the Trappists. Merton spent three days in the guest house, waiting to see if the order would accept him. In between interviews …

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