I am not the only one who was touched by this Trappist Monk who has been described as part Augustine, Emerson and Ghandi. He drew a huge following through his numerous books, essays and poetry, which all explored meaning and man's relationship with the divine and each other. Merton's remarkable life is explored in a documentary film set to premiere this Tuesday, June 9th, at 8 pm ET on Salt + Light Television. Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton
offers a rare, candid and unprecedented glimpse into Merton's many struggles, temptations and quest for meaning and redemption.