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Author QuotedLeon Bloy
Title QuotedWoman Who Was Poor
Date (Year/Month/Day)1947/12/21
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1939I first English translation
QuotationThe Church at Bricquebec was remodeled by an architect, a converted Communist. And Dom Marie Joseph said he would be ready to found a Cistercian monastery in Soviet Russia at the drop of a hat. Likes Leon Bloy but thinks he was mistaken about Melanie in the La Salette affair. Gave The Woman Who Was Poor to novices to read, ones who had been in the war. Likes Bloy above all because he understands suffering.
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. 148
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