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Author QuotedJacques Maritain
Title QuotedCarnet de notes / Jacques Maritain
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/04/27
ImprintParis : Desclee. De Brouwer, [1965]
QuotationI received a copy of Jacques Maritain's Notebooks, from Paris, and have already read the interesting (and sometimes funny) chapter on La Salette and his attempts to get his manuscript on it approved in Rome in 1918. Some very fine pages on the nature of prophetic language, the language of heavenly revelations. What comes out most of all of course is the simplicity and probity of Jacques himself and his evident loyalty to the Church. It is very edifying. I love the pictures of Raïssa and Vera [Oumansoff ]. Though I never actually met them, I know they are two people who loved me-and whom I have loved-through our writings and the warmth and closeness that has somehow bound me to Jacques and to them. It is really a kind of family affection, which also reaches out to good Dom Pierre (Van der Meer) who wrote (through Dame Christine [Van der Meer]) about the article concerning [Georgio] La Pira's visit to America-and his (somewhat over enthusiastic account of Gethsemani).
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. 235
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