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Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk who was a revered pacifist and author, with works like Seven Storey Mountain and Thoughts in Solitude.
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Thomas Merton was born on January 31, 1915, in Prades, France. He worked as an English teacher before entering a Trappist abbey in Kentucky and later becoming a priest. He published a variety of works as a poet, essayist and novelist, and is known for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain. Merton had an embracing spiritual vision that went beyond traditional doctrine.
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