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Author QuotedIrenee Hausherr
Title QuotedPenthos: The Doctrine of Compunction in the Christian East
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/02/06
ImprintRome : [s.n.]. 1944
QuotationYesterday (Sunday) was out in the woods - reading [Irenee] Hausherr's Penthos [Rome, 1944]. A nice sunny, quiet afternoon. I find I can at last relax my desperate grip on the image of M. and of her love. Obviously I still love her, but there is no point in insisting that we are still "in love," though maybe we still are, up to a point.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 193
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