I am in the midst of reading the autobiography of Thomas Merton, Seven Storey Mountain. While it is a great book that chronicles the conversion of Thomas Merton, it also inspires us all to greater conversion.
In the video clip Fr. James Martin, S.J. speaks of Thomas Merton and the influence he had.
In the short video below, Fr. James Martin takes us to two landmarks: the church were Merton was baptized and the rowhouse in Greenwich Village where he lived.
At the end, Fr. Martin quips that he credits his vocation to four people: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and Thomas Merton.