A little after ten in the evening on Thursday October 25, Dom Thomas Keating passed to the Lord after a long illness. He is beloved of the many monks who were formed under his direction.
One friend and fellow monk recalls that Dom Thomas’ teaching on prayer represented “the finest in the mystical Catholic tradition, with its origins in the earliest centuries of the church." Dom Thomas brought the rich mystical contemplative tradition of the Church to many and was a leading Catholic proponent of interreligious dialogue, cultivating ties of friendship and understanding. He will be remembered by many as a much beloved friend and teacher.