Qui enim a nullis refraenat licitis
vicinus est illictis.
not refrain from some licit things is close to
(engaging in) illicit ones.
(Aug. de Ut. Jejunii 5.)
Locutus est mihi (Dominus) et dixit[:]
et includere in mediodomus tuae.
spoke to me and said: Go in and shut thyself up in the midst of thy
To the extent that each man believes the end concerning future blessings & despises human glory & pleasures, he will have couresponding power to control his
thoughts & to be more at peace than a man who loves pleasures.
St. Mark The Ascetic
This and all subsequent translation of
follows the Douay version of the Latin Vulgate text. In November, 1964,
Merton participates in an important meeting of abbots and novice
masters, holds a retreat for for[sic] the Fellowship of
Reconcilliation (FOR), and receives many diverse visitors. See
The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton