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Author QuotedWilliam of St. Thierry
Title QuotedSpeculum Fidei
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/03/04
QuotationNos adoramus quod scimus. [We adore what we know.] I wonder if William of St. Thierry quotes that. He ought to. The passage in his Speculum Fidei [The Mirror of Faith] I just read, about how faith penetrates the sacraments of visible things and seizes the res sacramenti [the matter of the sacrament] by the understanding which is a gift"”an experienc"”sensus amoris illuminatus [the sense illuminated by love]"”all this fits in with that Gospel and could be a commentary on it.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 176
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