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Author QuotedAntonin Gilbert Sertillanges
Title QuotedVie Intellectuelle; son exprit, ses conditions ses methodes
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/02/13
ImprintParis : La Revue des Jeunes. 1944
QuotationOn the other hand there could be a way of being humble and following Sertillanges, and nobody can say whether Mabillon was not a greater saint than de Rance. [Note 38: Jean Mabillon (1632-1707), the great Benedictine Maurist scholar, wrote Traite des etudes monastiques (1691) in response to de Rance's denunciation of monks engaged in scholarship, like Mabillon and his Maurist community.] But I have long since given up the idea that working with the kind of intellectual steam prescribed by Sertillanges for his Dominicans would be any vocation of mine.
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. 281
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