How Did Thomas Merton Develop

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Thomas Merton was born in France, on January 31, 1915. After his wild teenage years, Thomas Merton was redeemed to Roman Catholicism while attending a Columbia University. In 1921, his mother dies of caner. In 1931, his father dies of a brain tumor. On December 10th, 1941 Merton got into the Abbey of Gesthsemani, a community of monks member to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists), the most self-disciplined Roman Catholic monastic order. He spent twenty-seven years in Gethsemani, because of this it changed his self-understanding intensely. This never-ending rebirth forced him to be politically active, it is said that this is why he became aware of the peace movement of the
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