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Author QuotedAlacantara Mens
Title QuotedOorsprong en betekenis van de Nederlandse begijnen - en begardenbeweging. Vergelijkende studie XII-XIII eeuw
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/04/00
ImprintAntwerpen : [s.n.]. 1947
QuotationWhen Rev. Dom Edward was here I did indeed speak to him about my interest in the Beguines in the Low Countries and their relation both to the Cistercians on the one hand and to the Rhenish mystics on the other. He advised me to write to you, but as I had little or no time to pursue the study further, I failed to do so. But now it is a great pleasure to receive your letter, which came several weeks ago, I regret to say"”I am behind with all my correspondenc"”and then the splendid book of Fr. Mens on the Beguines. I have never tried reading a whole book in Flemish before and this will be a kind of challenge. But I am most grateful for your gift and deeply appreciate it "¦
Quotation SourceWitness to Freedom: The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1994, p. 49
Letter toRoger de Ganck
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