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Author QuotedJean Leclercq o.s.b.
Title QuotedAlone with God
Date (Year/Month/Day)1953/11/05
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QuotationIt was a satisfaction to me when Father Abbot gave me permission to write the preface for your volume on Paul Giustiniani [Alone With God]. The preface is completed and is on the way to you by surface mail. I was happy to write it, and happy to go over your book again. I feel that it is especially important that the true place of the solitary in the Church should be brought out at this time when there are so many who despise contemplation and when even in the monastic orders there is a tendency to go off the right road precisely because the values for which the solitary exists are not appreciated. If my preface does not suit you, please feel free to alter or cut as you see fit, but let me know. Perhaps I could go over the proofs of this preface.
Quotation SourceThe School of Charity: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction.; Selected and edited by Brother Patrick Hart. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1990, p. 70
Letter toDom Jean Leclercq, o.s.b.
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