Thomas Merton on Vatican II: Sacred Liturgy and the Religious Life

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Thomas Merton on Vatican II: Sacred Liturgy and the Religious Life

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Join Thomas Merton in this remarkable course on the Second Vatican Council.

On October 11, 1962, the Second Vatican Council opened, and it had a tremendous influence on the Church. Fifty years later the decrees and documents of the council continue to be a lively subject of discussion.

Now you can discover the council and its documents with beloved mystic and author Thomas Merton. In 1963 and 1965, Merton delivered erudite lectures on the impact of Vatican II and on two issues explored by the council: the liturgy and the religious life. These lectures are now available for your enjoyment as an audio program.

Merton first looks at the “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” which is, as Merton calls it, a work of supreme faith and the most important document on the liturgy in 1,600 years. He then explored the Vatican II’s schemata on the religious life, which eventually culminated in the “Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life.” Merton’s lectures took place before this document was issued, so you will get a fascinating look at the inner workings of the church.

By looking at the council documents, Merton says, we are

Join Thomas Merton in this remarkable course on the Second Vatican Council.

On October 11, 1962, the Second Vatican Council opened, and it had a tremendous influence on the Church. Fifty years later the decrees and documents of the council continue to be a lively subject of discussion.

Now you can discover the council and its documents with beloved mystic and author Thomas Merton. In 1963 and 1965, Merton delivered erudite lectures on the impact of Vatican II and on two issues explored by the council: the liturgy and the religious life. These lectures are now available for your enjoyment as an audio program.

Merton first looks at the “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” which is, as Merton calls it, a work of supreme faith and the most important document on the liturgy in 1,600 years. He then explored the Vatican II’s schemata on the religious life, which eventually culminated in the “Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life.” Merton’s lectures took place before this document was issued, so you will get a fascinating look at the inner workings of the church.

By looking at the council documents, Merton says, we are “in direct contact with the source of revelation.” Don’t miss the chance to take him as your guide through the documents and schemata of Vatican II.

*Photograph of Thomas Merton by Sibylle Akers. Used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.

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Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and bestselling author of such beloved works as The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation. One of the 20th century’s great mystics, Merton was also a masterful teacher who delivered powerful conferences to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. In these conferences, Merton’s thinking moved from cloistered monastic life to issues of social justice and interreligious understanding. A spiritual sage and guide for countless men and women, Merton struggled with complex questions about God’s existence and the role of organized religion.

Those who knew him also experienced his gifts as a homilist and teacher. These special, remastered recordings are part of his spoken word legacy. They are actual recordings of Thomas Merton. By agreement with The Thomas Merton Legacy Trust, Now You Know Media has the sole right to record, master, re-master, duplicate, market, and disseminate copies of “The Merton Recordings,” which are a selection of the archives housed in the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

  • A Document of Faith (12/16/1963)
  • Liturgy: Faith, Redemption, and Contemplation (12/18/1963)
  • Theology of Worship and the Presence of Christ (12/20/1963)
  • Mass Media and the Church (12/22/1963)

Schemata on Religious Life

  • Redefining the Theology of Monasticism (1/17/1965)
  • True Renewal in Monasticism (1/31/1965)
  • A Monastic Life for the Whole World (2/7/1965)

Afterward by Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

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