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Author QuotedJean-Baptiste Porion
Title QuotedSainte Trinite et la Vie Intereure
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/07/10
ImprintParis : Egloff. 1948
QuotationDom Porion sent me a little book he wrote anonymously, La Sainte Trinite et la Vie Interieure [Paris, 1948], and I was charmed by it. It is perfect in its kind. It is really a summary of all dogma, but very simple. It is a contemplative summary and therefore at the extreme opposite to anything that might have been boiled down for students. This is a summary which reveals the simple, allembracing intuition of the contemplative who sees all theology in the light of his mystical taste of reality in its highest causes.
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. 333
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