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Author QuotedAmmonas
Title QuotedAmmonii Eremitae Epistolae
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/02/13
QuotationOne of the great discoveries and graces of this year has been Abbot Ammonas. A magnificent primitive spirituality, the best of the ancient Egyptians (with Anthony, whom he succeeded as Abbot of Pisgar). We have him in the Patrologia Orientalis, printed in 1913-no one has done anything with it. Ammonas is not even in the dictionaries (except Dictionaire d'histoire et de geographie ecclesiastiques [Paris, 1912-]). Hausherr refers to him frequently, however. He should be translated and I might write an article on him. Grace of Lent. Thinking this morning of the meaning of covenant in my life. Ammonas on striving for the gift of the Spirit.
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 76
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