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Author QuotedGodefroid Belorgey
Title QuotedHumilite Benedictine
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/05/30
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1948
QuotationIn Dom Godefroid's book on humility I find out a lot about the real life and spirit of our Order, the life that breathes richly in our French monasteries and also here to some extent. It is not the sort of thing Papini is condemning either. It is genuine. That is the direction in which I have to tend. Giving up my own will as a hilaris dator [cheerful giver], desiring obedience, and hurrying for the bonum oboedientiae [the good of obedience]: thirst for God's will to be done.
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. 209
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