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Author QuotedJean Leclercq o.s.b.
Title QuotedAmour des lettres et le desier de Dieu. Initiation aux auteurs monastiques du moyen age
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/04/04
ImprintParis : Cerf. 1957
QuotationI had been reading Dom Leclercq's new book L'Amour des lettres et le Desir de Dieu which is very fine, and I spent most of the time in a meditatio of psalms 85 and 86 saying them over and over by heart in the depths of my being. These were the ones I have recited scores of times before without ever seeing them. How long it takes us to discover some of the psalms.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 188
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