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Author QuotedP. Ladeuze
Title QuotedEssai sur le cenobitisme pakhômien
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/07/19
ImprintLouvain : [s.n.]. 1898
QuotationDiligebat autem anachoresios plurimos, frequenter expetens solitudinem. Et illic dies in oratione persistens dominum supplicabat ut a tantis se fraudibus clementer eriperet. [He loved to go far into the desert, often seeking solitude. And there he spent his days in prayer, asking the Lord that in his mercy he would be delivered from all deception.] Vita S. Pachomii, C. II Charmed by the life of Pachomius-and have found much useful material in Ladenji's "Essai." Too many generalizations have falsified our view of Pachomian Cenobitism.
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 340
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