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The silent life

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, [1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life from the inside ... who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old."--Prologue.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Silent life.
New York, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy [1957]
(OCoLC)693181212
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
OCLC Number: 774280
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 178 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: What is a monk? I. The monastic peace: 1. Puritas cordis [purity of heart --
2. In veritate [in truth] --
3. In laboribus multis [in many labors] --
4. In tabernaculo altissimi [in the highest tabernacle] --
II. The cenobitic life: 1. St. Benedict --
2. The Benedictines / Solesmes / La Pierre qui vire --
The Cistercians --
III. The hermit life: 1. The Carthusians --
2. The Camaldolese.
Responsibility: by Thomas Merton.

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"A meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life from the inside ... who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old."--Prologue.

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