The Springs of Contemplation
A Retreat at the Abbey of GethsemaniBook - 1992
The substance of two spiritual retreats led by the author in 1967 and 1968, covers forms of contemplative commitment, prophetic voices, diversity in community, alienation, and the feminine mystique
In the Sixties, Merton invited a group of contemplative women -- cut off by inflexible rules from any analysis of important movements in the Church and the world -- to make a retreat with him at his abbey in Kentucky. What he and they said on such themes as "Zen, a Way of Living Life Directly," "Prophetic Choices," and "The Feminine Mystique," is the text of this book.