Fr. James Martin, S.J. seems to be very devoted to Merton, aka Fr. Louis, o.c.s.o.. Fr. Martin writes here. Merton's final lecture here.
I appreciate much of his writing - Merton's - and many of his thoughts. Although I think I like Thomas à Kempis better. I suppose that sounds like a put down. It isn't meant to be. It seems to me Merton was more interested in defining monastic/contemplative life in his last days, while Thomas à Kempis was more interested in sanctifying ordinary life - within and without enclosure.