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Author QuotedJohn of the Cross
Title QuotedCántico espiritual / Saint John of the Cross ; según el ms. de las Madres carmelitas de Jaen ; ed. y notas de M. Martínez Burgos
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/12/17
ImprintMadrid : Espasa-Calpe. 1936
QuotationWalking back from the barns in the warm sun on the muddy road between the orchard and the vegetable garden with The Spiritual Canticle under my arm and saying those wonderful words. I found a wonderful place to read and pray, on the top floor of that barn building where the rabbits used to be. Up under the roof is a place reached by various ladders.
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. 380
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