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Author QuotedNicholas of Narbonne
Title QuotedIgnea Sagitta (The Flaming Arrow)
Date (Year/Month/Day)1960/01/15
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1270
QuotationGetting back read the Ignea Sagitta [The Fiery Arrow] again-in view of article on Carmelite ideal. It is clear to me that I have simply been fooling myself and looking for consolation and recreation in sensual and secular ways which is all very foolish. This document may be extreme, but it is passionately sincere and always moves me to compunction.
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. 369
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