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Author QuotedWilhelm Schamoni
Title QuotedFace of the Saints
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/03/28
ImprintLondon : Sheet and Ward. 1948
QuotationIn the library I lookesd at that marvelous book The Faces of the Saints [by Wilhelm Schamoni, London, 1948], pictures as near as possible genuine portraits "” contemporary "” of saints. The Patristic one from mosaics were some of the most beautiful. St. Catherine of Siena, too, and another I have forgotten. More modern ones"”some of the death-masks frighten me.
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. 194
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