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Author QuotedTertullianus
Title QuotedDe Oratione
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/05/12
QuotationGlorious 4th Chapter of Tertullian's De Oratione [On Prayer]. The Latin, sharp, austere, brilliant and torrid. Underneath the words, the history, the situation: to martyrs. Ut"¦sustineamus ad mortem usque. [That"¦we may endure even unto death.] The reality of God's will as an immense power. And suffering. Saying Fiat voluntas tua, ad sufferentiam nos metipsos praemonemus [Thy will be done, we warn ourselves ahead of time that we will have to suffer].
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 218-19
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