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Author QuotedGerald Ellard
Title QuotedChristian Life and Worship
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/10/19
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1933I
QuotationThis morning I got the idea that perhaps I ought to be reading something about the subdiaconate, since my ordination is coming up soon. So instead of getting off somewhere quietly and praying, I wasted almost the whole morning interval in the Scriptorium dipping into Ruysbroeck and books like that, and [Gerald] Ellard's Christian Life and Worship, not to mention the index to Migne P.[atrologia] L.[atina]. I couldn't get settled on anything. I have less and less desire to read anything about anything"”all I need is a book about prayer"”or a Bibl"”something that can give me one sentence as a spring board for contemplation.
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. 239
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