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Author QuotedF.D. Joret o.p.
Title QuotedDominican Life
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/02/10
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1937I
QuotationBut in any case, what amused me was that the Father who wrote the article asserted that "the degree of union with God" had "nothing to do with the problem" of differentiating between vocations in the objective sense of state. I opened [Pierre] Joret's book on the Dominican life and found a whole page which said that the life of union with God marks the summit of Dominican life and also that contemplation, far from being even an intermediary end, for a Preacher, is a true end to be sought for its own sake, the highest of all ends and not just a means to the apostolate.
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 24
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