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Author QuotedEadmer
Title QuotedLife of St. Anselm / ed. R.W. Southern
Date (Year/Month/Day)1963/11/05
ImprintLondon : T. Nelson. 1962
QuotationThere is a wonderful therapeutic atmosphere about Eadmer's life of Anselm [The Life of St. Anselm, ed. R. W. Southern, 1962] because of the healing, tender, "motherly" quality of Anselm's concern. The dying monk who hated him found himself "in the arms of two wolves with their teeth at his throat." It is a grotesque medieval manuscript illumination! The two human wolves are dispelled by Anselm who is called from the cloister where he was correcting books while others were at their siesta.
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 31
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