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Author QuotedJan Ruusbroec
Title QuotedOeuvres de Ruysbroeck l'admirable / Jan van Ruusbroec ; trad. du flamand par les Benedictins de Saint-Paul de Wisques par Ernest Hello
Date (Year/Month/Day)1946/10/00
ImprintBruxelles : Vromant. 1928-1938
QuotationFather Timothy [Vander Vennet] remarked to us, in the course of a philosophy class, how much Reverend Father seems to enjoy the Lenten reading and indeed he does. At that time he always comes to the Scriptorium and reads with the community; he always seems extremely interested and intent on what he is doing. The last fifteen minutes, as the Usages permit, he devotes to prayer in the Church. He likes Father [Frederick William] Faber: other books I remember him recommending to me are: Pseudo-Dionysius, the Divine Names"”of course all of St. Bernard-Walter (?) on the Psalms (in Sermon) and, when I told him about Ruysbroeck (in the French of E. Hello) he was very interested and got the book, which he liked very much.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 18
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