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Reardon on Merton

Here’s a short but engaging memoir of Thomas Merton by his first monastic novice, Patrick Henry Reardon. It’s a good look at the pre-VII and post-VII Merton and, perhaps, a practical warning about juggling too many interests at once.  There’s a flavor of sloth or acedia that skims across the surface of things, fearful to do the work of diving down into the depths of just one thing.