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Author QuotedJulian of Norwich
Title QuotedRevelations of Divine Love
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/12/08
Quotation"¦ In such solitude as I have now I have been renewing my contact with Lancelot Andrewes, not as a steady diet, but his precis for the evening are very wholesome and rich, and I am quite drawn to his spirit. But also to the other and more profound spirit in the English tradition, that of Lady Julian, the Cloud, etc. I have an interesting ms. from a Jesuit in Japan treating the Cloud in its relation to Zen. In fact I also met Dr. Suzuki this summer, and this was a helpful contact indeed, because he really understands what interior simplicity is all about and really lives it. That is the important thing, because without contact with living examples, we soon get lost or give out.
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. 254
Letter toFather Aelred, s.s.f.
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