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Author QuotedGodefroid Belorgey
Title QuotedHumilite Benedictine
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/05/17
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1948
QuotationBut providentially Dom Godefroid Belorgey's new book, L'Humilite Benedictine [Paris, 1948], came in at that moment. It is on the whole very good. So I started it and with the grace of the Holy Ghost the familiar ideas of Dom Anselme le Bail struck me in a new way and opened up new depths and let some fresh air into my prayer and delivered me from myself, and so, I have a lot to be grateful for: a recollected weekend, peaceful and free!
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. 206-06
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