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Author QuotedPaul Philippe O.P.
Title QuotedTrès Sainte Vierge et le Sacerdoce
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/08/11
ImprintParis : Cerf. 1947
QuotationTo my great joy, Fr. Paul Philippe's book, La Très Sainte Vierge et le Sacerdoce [Paris, 1947] arrived the day before yesterday: that was the other thing that made me joyful besides Dom Porion's letter. There were four copies of the book and I began it at once. It is short but I have to read slowly. I can't read more than three paragraphs of anything without stopping. If I read fast and go right on, I get confused and my mind simply ceases to grasp anything, and in half an hour I am exhausted and worried, as if I had been roughed up in a dark alley by a gang of robbers.
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. 353
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