Thomas Merton (1915-68) was an American writer and Catholic Trappist monk. He was based in Kentucky. He is known for his books on spirituality.
Images for kids
Thomas Merton's hermitage at The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani
The grave of Thomas Merton, His grave marker reads "Fr. Louis Merton, Died Dec. 10, 1968."
Marker commemorating Thomas Merton in Louisville, Kentucky