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Jesus and the Church

Chapter 3: Thomas Merton from "Who Cares About The Saints?" (James Martin, S.J.)


Thomas Merton from "Who Cares About The Saints?" with Fr. James Martin, SJ

Book Resources: Chapter 3 Introduction Holiness Is From God

Film Focus Point: This is a brief biography of Thomas Merton which simultaneously highlights both his humanness and holiness.

Text Focus Point: Pages 97–99

Discussion Questions:

  1. What aspects of Thomas Merton’s life mirror the lives of many Christians today?
  2. Why was it important that Merton recognize his own faults and be able to laugh at himself?
  3. What does Fr. Martin mean when he says, “Thomas Merton tells us that we can be flawed, we can be ourselves, and still be holy?” 

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