Trappist monk Thomas Merton is considered one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century. Merton died in 1968 while attending a monastic conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Religion News Service file photo used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Merton Center at Bellarmine University.
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(RNS) The screenplay for "The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton" is an epic tale of spiritual, emotional, and cultural transformation in the 1960s. And, yes, it is a love story.