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Author QuotedJohn of the Cross
Title QuotedPrecautions
Date (Year/Month/Day)1947/03/30
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QuotationThe visitation is in full swing. If I had kept my resolution about following the Cautions of St. John of the Cross and "not seeing" anything that goes on in the community, I would not have found out by signs which of the monks were closeted with the General for two hours or more and I would not have been tempted to get impatient at the foolishness of human beings.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 53
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