Who Was Thomas Merton? Film Explores Influential Catholic Writer

06/01/2011 03:02 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2011

The documentary film "Who Cares About The Saints?", released by Loyola Productions, explores the lives and legacies of saints from the time of Peter to the era of Thomas Merton, the 20th century Catholic priest.

In this excerpted segment, regular HuffPost Religion contributor Rev. James Martin, S.J. discusses the fascinating biography of the Trappist Monk, Thomas Merton, who became a prolific writer on the topics of spirituality, peace, and interfaith understanding.

(Hat tip: America Magazine)