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Author QuotedAntonin Gilbert Sertillanges
Title QuotedVie Intellectuelle; son exprit, ses conditions ses methodes
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/02/13
ImprintParis : La Revue des Jeunes. 1944
QuotationNow"”about La Vie Intellectuelle-it would be a nice feat to prove that it is not diametrically opposed to St. John of the Cross. I bet no one can do it. Maybe Jacques Maritain can see how the two can be reconciled. Yesterday I got to the part where he says that solicitude for one's health is a virtue of the intellectual.... I wonder how the Abbe de Rance would like that book. He and Sertillanges are now capable of discussing it without undue heat in heaven, for Sertillanges died last year on the feast of St. Anne
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. 280
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