thomas merton the exquisite risk of love the chronicle of a monastic romance

Thomas Merton: The Exquisite Risk of Love : The Chronicle of a Monastic Romance

While recuperating from an operation on his spine in a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas Merton befriended a female nurse charged with his care. They fell in love. On returning to the Abbey of Gethsemani, where Merton had been living as a Trappist monk, their clandestine romance continued. In his journal Learning to Love and […]