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Author QuotedGabriel Marcel
Title QuotedHomo viator
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/03/11
ImprintParis : Aubier. 1945I
QuotationMy day of recollection. Went to confession to Fr. John of the Cross in the vault, as usual. Had to wait a little for him and took down Gabriel Marcel's Homo Viator from the shelf as "spiritual reading"-haven't done much lately (except for my Lenten book, Ramon Lull, whom I find at times impossible, although on the first day I was exhilarated). In Marcel's book came at once upon the Essay on "Obedience and Fidelity." I am sure I had read it before but without too much attention. It clarifies much of my present struggle and confusion.
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 179
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