Thomas Merton died on December 10, 1968...forty-two years ago today. Among his brothers at the Abbey of Gethsemani, in Kentucky, where I have enjoyed many wonderful prayer retreats, he was known as Father Louis.
Merton's writings have at times been a blessing to me and my prayer life. So today on the Desperate Pastor blog, I'd like to share the short video below, of Father Matt Kelty, a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani (and who has also blessed me with his Compline devotions in years past, when he was chaplain of the Abbey) reading the prayer of Thomas Merton found in Thoughts in Solitude:
It also happens to be a prayer that is very appropriate for me, right now, at this time in my life and ministry.