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Author QuotedRaïssa Maritain
Title QuotedJournal de Raïssa
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/12/27
ImprintParis : Hors Commerce Commerce. 1962
QuotationJacques Maritain sent Raissa's Journal, a most remarkable book full of clarity and simplicity. She had an unusual life of prayer, a very intelligent life of contemplation, very pure, great virginity of spirit and of intelligence. Surely she was a saint and I am most happy for this privileged look into material which may never be given to the general public (and I have urged Jacques not to publish it). I am sure this book has come to me providentially. It helps set so many things in order.
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 281
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