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Title QuotedRituel Propre de l'Abaye de Cisteaux
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/01/29
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1724
QuotationI was reading in the Rituel Propre de Cîteaux that at Cîteaux they read nothing but St. Bernard at the reading before Compline for "many centuries""”the reading lasted un demi"”quart d'beure [half a quarter"”hour] and was varied by the Exordium Magnum during the Octave of St. Stephen Harding. Incidentally our Fathers also had an octave for the Purification.
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. 273
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