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Seasons of Celebration

Seasons of Celebration

Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts

Thomas Merton

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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This work, originally inspired by the liturgical renewal brought on by Vatican II, contains Thomas Merton's meditations on the seasons of the liturgical year. He examines the words, songs, ceremonies, signs, and movements that are designed to open our hearts and minds.

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Seasons of Celebration

LITURGY AND SPIRITUAL PERSONALISM

1. The Personal Aspect of Liturgical Renewal

The Second Vatican Council, while recalling that the liturgical worship of the Church "accomplishes the work of...

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Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.

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