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Author QuotedSaint John of the Cross
Title Quotedcomplete works of Saint John of the Cross, doctor of the church / Saint John of the Cross ; transl. from the critical edition of P. Silverio de Santa Teresa, and ed. by E. Allison Peers
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/10/08
ImprintWestminster. MD : The Newman Press, 1949
QuotationBut in any case, one thing is clear (while it is impossible to grasp the seriousness of her sacrifice of heavenly reward-which was undoubtedly accepted-and see what this means), and that is that in Saint Theresa as in Saint Francis is the complete perfection of Saint John of the Cross's way, the perfect pattern of the Ascent of Mount Carmel more perfect than Saint John of the Cross himself, perhaps, ever conceived possible!
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. 433
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