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Author QuotedJan Ruusbroec
Title QuotedOeuvres de Ruysbroeck l'admirable / Jan van Ruusbroec ; trad. du flamand par les Benedictins de Saint-Paul de Wisques par Ernest Hello
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/02/12
ImprintBruxelles : Vromant. 1928-1938
QuotationBut, on the other hand, I read Ruysbroeck with joy, all about immediate contact with God, "meeting" Him in the unity of our Spirit - our natural and supernatural union with Him - how He wants us to dwell with Him "above all gifts, graces and virtues". The concept has been fascinating me for a year.
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. 167
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