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Author QuotedJohn Chapman
Title QuotedSpiritual Letters
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/09/13
ImprintLondon : [s.n.]. 1935
QuotationI find consoling lines here and there in Dom Chapman's Spiritual Letters [The Spiritual Letters of Dom John Chapman, OSB, London, 1935]. For instance: Humility in oneself is not attractive, though it is attractive in others." I do not know if what is in me is humility. But it is certainly not attractive. Anguish and fear. Nobody likes to be afraid.
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. 367
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