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Author QuotedJan Ruusbroec
Title QuotedOeuvres de Ruysbroeck l'admirable / Jan van Ruusbroec ; trad. du flamand par les Benedictins de Saint-Paul de Wisques par Ernest Hello
Date (Year/Month/Day)1947/11/30
ImprintBruxelles : Vromant. 1928-1938
QuotationThe day before the retreat began, two volumes of the Wisques translation (French) of Ruysbroeck arrived [Oeuvres de Ruysbroeck l'Admirable, 6 volumes (Brussels and Paris, 1912"”1938)]. Father Kothen in Belgium sent them. I had been trying to get them for more than two years. Everybody said it was impossible. So that is a great grace. Ruysbroeck's feast is the day after tomorrow. So I expect great things from him in this retreat. The important thing"”find out what God really wills for m"”perfect union with His will"”give Him everything without reservations.
JournalEntering 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. 140
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