Research Paper On Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton was born in Predes, France on January 31, 1915. He and his family moved to Long Island, NY shortly after to get away the dangers of World War I. His mother died of stomach cancer when Merton was very young and his father died when he was 16. Merton lived with his grandparents until he earned a scholarship to Clare College in Cambridge, England. Unfortunately, Merton would skip classes and go partying instead. He moved to the US and attended Columbia University to start with a clean slate and change his ways. During his time studying for a Masters in English literature at Columbia, he converted to Catholicism. In 1941, Merton entered the monastery Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky and continued to strengthen his faith. He
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