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Thomas Merton was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist and scholar of comparative religion.
He was born in Prades, France, on January 31, 1915.
He converted to Catholicism in 1938 and entered the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in 1941.
He was ordained a priest in 1949.
He wrote over 50 books on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews.
He died in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 10, 1968, at the age of 53.
He is considered one of the most influential American Catholic authors of the 20th century.
His work continues to be read and studied by people of all faiths.
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