The Journals of Thomas Merton Volume Seven 1967 - 1968.
The End of the Journey.
When Thomas Merton died accidentally in Bangkok in 1968, the beloved Trappist monk's will specified that his personal diaries not be published for 25 years - presumably because they contained his uncensored thoughts and feelings. Now the journals are the last major piece of writing to appear by one of the twentieth century's most important spiritual writers.
The seventh and final volume of Merton's journals finds him exploring new territory, both spiritual and geographic, in the last great journey prior to his untimely death. Travelling in the United States and in the Far East, Merton enjoys a new freedom that brings with it a rich mix of solitude, spiritual friendship, and interaction with monks of other traditions.