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Until We Have Begun To Fail – 6 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – Thoughts in Solitude

1. Men who know no interior solitude

“When men are merely submerged in a mass of impersonal human beings pushed around by automatic forces, they lose their true humanity, their integrity, their ability to love, their capacity for self-determination.

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Quotes From A Book

Very Bread, Good Shepherd, Tend Us: The Body and Blood of Christ

Many years ago, in another city, I participated in my parish’s bread baking ministry. This was a group of people who took turns making the large host that the priest elevated during the consecration. 1,427 more words

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Thinking about our death

“If at the moment of our death, death comes to us as an unwelcome stranger, it will be because Christ also has always been an unwelcome stranger … Those who love true life, therefore, frequently think about their own death. 249 more words


Our Own Noise – 6 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – No Man Is An Island

1. A solitude that cannot be communicated to anyone else

“A person is a person insofar as he has a secret and is a solitude of his own that cannot be communicated to anyone else.

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Quotes From A Book

27th May 2016

There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist fighting for peace by nonviolent means most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence.

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Word Cloud: MYSTIC

by Nona Blyth Cloud

“Abstract Minimalist” — Sometimes the labels that get attached to a poet’s work obscure rather than illuminate. The poet Robert Lax… 1,118 more words

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“Liberty, then, is a talent given us by God, an instrument to work with. It is the tool with which we build our own lives, our own happiness. 47 more words