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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Thomas Merton: A Western Pilgrim to the Christian East

[Lecture given 27 October 2006 at the Auditorio Municipal de San Francisco, Centro Internacional de Estudios Misticos, in Avila, Spain; conference theme: “Seeds of Hope: Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Message.”] by Jim Forest Trappist monks travel very little. Going on pilgrimage, in the sense of travel to Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela or other great shrines, was […]

Love Your Enemy As Yourself

[Lecture delivered at St Herman’s Orthodox Church in Edmonton, Canada, 15 October 2006] by Jim Forest But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you… — Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:44) Passenger planes taken by terrorists fly into the two towers of the World Trade Center; the buildings collapse and […]