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O'Connell, Patrick F.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 1,926 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Encyclopedias  Rules  History  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3053, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick F O'Connell
The Thomas Merton encyclopedia by William H Shannon( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 350 alphabetized entries on American Trappist monk, religious writer, and poet Thomas Merton, covering all of his published works as well as the persons, places, and themes that shaped his life
Thomas Merton : selected essays by Thomas Merton( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who died in 1968, was one of the great spiritual writers of the twentieth century. His published works include a hundred volumes in many genres. But it was perhaps in the essay that he found his natural element. Especially in the last decade of his life, Merton showed in his essays an increasing willingness to dispense with pre-fabricated conclusions, bringing his deeply spiritual, profoundly Catholic sensibility to bear on matters beyond the usual religious and monastic milieu. This volume is the first to provide a broad cross-section of Merton s work as an essayist, collecting pieces that reflect characteristic examples of his astonishing output and the fantastic breadth of his interests. The 33 essays collected here range from interreligious dialogue to racial justice, from the wisdom of the desert fathers to the novels of Faulkner and Camus, from the nuclear threat to the philosophy of solitude, and throughout, the centrality of the Christian mystery to authentic human identity."--Publisher's description
Cassian and the Fathers : initiation into the monastic tradition by Thomas Merton( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cassian and the Fathers, the initial volume in the series of Novitiate Conferences of Thomas Merton, contains Merton's insights on patristic and monastic figures preceding the time of St. Benedict, above all John Cassian, the most significant bridge between the early desert fathers and the monastic life of the West. They reveal the continuing relevance of their teachings for contemporary monastics and other Christians." "Long visible in his works written for publication, the "public" Merton has recently been complemented by the "interpersonal" Merton disclosed in his correspondence and the "intimate" Merton revealed in his journals. These class notes prepared by Merton for teaching young men beginning their monastic life at the Abbey of Gethsemani cast light on Merton the teacher, novice master, and monk. They provide a privileged standpoint for observing Merton as an integral and important member of his monastic community. While these lectures need to be used critically in evaluating Merton's own perspectives, the dialectical relationship between Merton's public and private statements, including those made during the novitiate classes, makes evident a more complex and richer picture of his monastic and personal identity. Book jacket."--Jacket
Thomas Merton : early essays, 1947-1952 by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gathers together twelve essays that Thomas Merton wrote for various journals between 1947 and 1952, the years that saw the publication of his best-selling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, his ordination to the priesthood, and his initial appointment as spiritual and intellectual guide of the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. The essays, most of which have never been reprinted, focus above all on aspects of the contemplative life but also consider the spiritual dimensions of literature and the social implications of Christian life. Issued to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this collection brings to fruition at long last Merton's own original plan of publishing these essays as a group and so makes available a previously little recognized and underutilized resource for understanding and appreciating a crucial transitional phase in his life as both monk and writer."--
An introduction to Christian mysticism : initiation into the monastic tradition 3 by Thomas Merton( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these conferences dating from 1961, Thomas Merton provides for his audience of young monks an overview of major themes and figures in the Christian mystical tradition as an integral part of their religious inheritance and a crucial part of their spiritual formation. From Fathers of the church through important medieval theologians to the great Spanish Carmelites, Merton traces such key topics as the integration of theology and spirituality; the importance of "natural contemplation"--Recognizing the divine presence in creation; the centrality of apophatic or "dark" contemplation; and the role of spiritual direction in forming mature and balanced contemplatives. In the process he reveals much about the foundations of his own spiritual vision as articulated in such classics as New Seeds of Contemplation."--Jacket
The vision of Thomas Merton( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6 by Thomas Merton( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monastic observances : initiation into the monastic tradition 5 by Thomas Merton( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this set of novitiate conferences from the late 1950s, Thomas Merton provides a vivid and detailed introduction to the traditional pattern and practices of the monastic day during the period immediately preceding the momentous changes that would be introduced in the wake of the Second Vatican Council."--Publisher's description
The rule of Saint Benedict : initiation into the monastic tradition 4 by Thomas Merton( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's Mirrour and the Meditationes vitae Christi by Patrick F O'Connell( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Multiple languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal : volume 5: 1852-1853 by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charter by Patrick F O'Connell( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Merton by Patrick F O'Connell( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life of the Vows : Initiation into the Monastic Tradition by Thomas Merton( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cistercian Fathers and Their Monastic Theology by Patrick F O'Connell( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Merton : early essays, 1947-1952 by Thomas Merton( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gathers together twelve essays that Thomas Merton wrote for various journals between 1947 and 1952, the years that saw the publication of his best-selling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, his ordination to the priesthood, and his initial appointment as spiritual and intellectual guide of the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. The essays, most of which have never been reprinted, focus above all on aspects of the contemplative life but also consider the spiritual dimensions of literature and the social implications of Christian life. Issued to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this collection brings to fruition at long last Merton's own original plan of publishing these essays as a group and so makes available a previously little recognized and underutilized resource for understanding and appreciating a crucial transitional phase in his life as both monk and writer. "--
Monastic Observances : Initiation into the Monastic Tradition by Thomas Merton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Thomas Merton encyclopedia
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Cassian and the Fathers : initiation into the monastic traditionAn introduction to Christian mysticism : initiation into the monastic tradition 3The vision of Thomas MertonMonastic observances : initiation into the monastic tradition 5The rule of Saint Benedict : initiation into the monastic tradition 4Journal : volume 5: 1852-1853JournalJournal