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Author QuotedFrederick William Faber
Title QuotedGrowth in Holiness
Date (Year/Month/Day)1947/11/06
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1854
QuotationThe last two days or so I have been reading Deodat de Basly [Les deux grandes ecoles catholiques de B. Duns Scot et de S. Thomas (Paris, 1906)] and not sure whether I like it, and I was going to toss him away, but the texts from Scotus in the footnotes prevented me. Even if he is an enthusiast and gets too excited and as shrill as Fr. [Frederic William] Faber in spots [Growth in Holiness, 1854], yet I like him for the sake of the Scotus. And God comes and dwells in me there in the sun, and I look at the woods and everything obscurely begins to sing with a vivid silence, with the deep energy of absorption His love brings.
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. 130
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