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Author QuotedMarguerite Porete
Title QuotedMirror of Simple Souls
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/06/10
QuotationThe Mirror of Simple Souls still interests me and I want to look into it more. I forget where I ran across the suggestion that it could be attributed to Marguerite Porete, but perhaps in the new Histoire de Spiritualite , in which case the suggestion would be due to Dom F. Vandenbroucke. Do let me know if you find anything interesting. We did not begin taking the Downside Review until just recently, and so I have not read the articles on Eckhart. I like him, but now and again he leaves one with a sense of being let down, when he goes beyond all bounds. He is more brilliant than all the other Rhenish mystics and really more interesting. Yet I like Tauler for a more steady diet. Him too I read in French, I must get the German. The Penguin Cloud did not come, but the Orthodox Prayers did and I am very happy with them
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. 342
Letter toEtta Gullick
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