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Author QuotedLouis Gougaud
Title QuotedErmites et Reclus
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/05/26
QuotationI have begun some work on medieval recluses, and am of course very interested in finding out more about the Irish sources of this movement on the continent. I see you quote Marianus Scotus, and there are all sorts of interesting suggestions in your book that seem to lead in the direction which interests me. I have Gougaud's Ermites et Reclus and Celtic Christianity, and have run into the standard works on recluses in England. Can you give me any other good leads for Ireland? I am especially eager to get at the poetic material in Kuno Meyer, which I have never seen before, and probably will find a thing or two there. But I would greatly appreciate if you would give me some good leads for Irish hermits and recluses and their influence on the continent.
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. 217
Letter toNora Chadwick
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