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Author QuotedJohn of the Cross
Title QuotedCántico espiritual / Saint John of the Cross ; según el ms. de las Madres carmelitas de Jaen ; ed. y notas de M. Martínez Burgos
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/12/06
ImprintMadrid : Espasa-Calpe. 1936
QuotationThere is supposed to be a special group coming to the vault after Benediction on Sundays and Feasts to talk about special points. That means mostly St. John of the Cross, as far as I am concerned. I am going through The Spiritual Canticle again in Spanish out behind the horse barn in a little corner behind the cedars where I can sit among the blackberry bushes out of the wind. It is still warm enough to sit out there even in summer clothes. I feel like learning snatches of St. John's Spanish by heartjust snatches. It is inviting and easy. Phrases cling to you without your making half an effort to grasp them.
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. 375
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