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Author QuotedThomas a Kempis
Title QuotedImitation of Christ
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/04/09
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1441
Quotation"Write My words in thy heart, and think diligently on them; for they will be very necessary in the time of temptation." "What thou understandest not when thou readest thou shalt know in the day of visitation." Imitation of Christ, 3. 3. 5 (It is not a book that is being spoken of here. The reading that is meant is intuition, understanding,-the clarifications of our reason and will, from time to time by God's grace and His truth.)
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 338-39
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