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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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