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St. Bernard and Thomas Merton on Simplicity & the True Aim of Life


“…our chief, in fact our only task, is to get rid of the ‘double’ garment, the overlaying layer of duplicity that is not ourselves.” ¬†–Thomas Merton on finding our true self. Today is the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. ¬†Bernard was one of the most prominent figures in the high middle ages in Europe and had a profound influence…

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