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Author QuotedDavid Knowles o.s.b.
Title QuotedReligious Orders in England
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/05/03
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1948
QuotationI remember also the fragments of information I have heard about Dom David Knowles who is a much subtler and more poignant case. After all, there are passages in those two big books of his which are as good as anything that has been written recently about the religious life. I can see how he felt about so many things-the Carthusians, St. Francis' poverty. Really, here is a man who has perhaps understood and appreciated some of the finest things about monastic and religious life much better than the minds with whom he might have come in conflict.
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. 306
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