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Author QuotedLouis Massignon
Title QuotedPeasant of the Garonne
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/05/04
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1968
QuotationI am terribly sorry to hear of the sufferings AAL has had to go through. I will keep him and all his family in my prayers. I am glad he is not angry with Jacques Maritain's book [The Peasant of the Garonne, English edition, 1968]. Progressive Catholics in this country are already furious even before the book is out. But after all, Maritain has some valid criticisms, and if we are such mature and adult Catholics as we claim to be, then we ought to be able to listen to them with equanimity. What irritates me about the reaction here is that it does not fit in with all the noisy claims that these people make about themselves. If they are supposedly fair-minded, then let them demonstrate the fact.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 198
Letter toSister M. Emmanuel
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