The unique friendship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton points to a crucial need in our world today

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace On January 22, the world-renowned Vietnam Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, died at age 96 in the Vietnamese Tu Hieu Temple where he had been received years before as a sixteen-year-old. Hanh’s passing was noted across the world. So it seemed important to dedicate this modest … Continue reading The unique friendship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton points to a crucial need in our world today

REFLECTION: Days of anonymity are no more for Merton, Day

by Patrick O'Neill Following his speech before a joint session of Congress last Thursday, Pope Francis had plenty of people turning to their internet search engines to find the identities of two Catholics whose names the pontiff mentioned in the same sentence with Lincoln and Martin Luther King. Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton -- two … Continue reading REFLECTION: Days of anonymity are no more for Merton, Day