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Author QuotedJean Leclercq o.s.b.
Title QuotedOtia Monastica: Etudes sur le vocabulaire de la contemplation au Moyen âge
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/11/22
ImprintRom : Herder. 1963
QuotationAdam the Carthusian (Scotus) in a fine text on quies claustralis [quiet of the cloister] (published by Leclercq in Otia Monastica) sums it all up, simply and adequately, the need for quies, not bothering with concerns foreign to our life. I want to give up the retreats. Yet already a letter has come from the Baptist Seminary begging me not to stop my talks. I was touched by it. No one could be more sincere and less political than Glenn Hinson, who wrote it.
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. 168-69
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