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Author QuotedJosef Pieper
Title QuotedFour Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/10/25
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1959
QuotationI have been in St. Anthony's Hospital, Louisville, for the removal of a rectal fistula. Went on the 14th. and got back Friday.... Mostly, it was a very good retreat. I had several quiet days with plenty of time to read and think. (Heschel-Man Is Not Alone, Pieper, on Prudence, The Secret of the Golden Flower, and Villages in the Sun (Chandon)-to get some ideas about everyday life in Mexico.)
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. 336-37
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