1) " We are told that our life consists in the peaceful and pious meditation on Scripture and a quiet withdrawal from the world".
") "Christian Social Activism"
Merton believed that...."only love will overcome the social problems of contemporary society"
W.H. Shannon - biggest struggle faced by Merton in 1961?
"Should I, a Monk of Gethsemani, vowed to silence and solitude, speak out against the terrible violence of war that threatens the very life of the planet, or should I keep a discreet silence as the appropriate stance for a Monk?"
"Whatever I may have written, I think it can all be reduced in the end to this: that God calls every human to Union with Him and one another in Christ"