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Author QuotedJules Monchanin
Title QuotedDe l'esthetique à la mystique
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/11/24
ImprintParis : Casterman. 1967
QuotationIn his preface to a book by the Abbe [Jules] Monchanin, a Frenchman who became a hermit on the banks of the sacred river Cauvery in South India, Pierre Emmanuel writes of vocation: "Qu'est-ce qu'une vocation? Un appel, et une reponse. Cette definition ne nous tient pas quitte.... [Note 74: From Pierre Emmanuel's "La. Loi d'exode," preface to De l'esthetique à la mystique by Jules Monchanin (Paris: Casterman, 1967), 7-8.] I wanted to copy a few more lines from Pierre Emmanuel in the Kurseong scholasticate but some people came in to see me and I was occupied until 8:15, when I went down to the front door to get in the jeep and go down to the main road.
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 295-96
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