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Merton on the Morning Star’s Promise



Tu qui sedes in tenebris spe tua gaude: orta stella matutina, sol non tardabit.

You who sit in the darkness keeping your hope alive: the rise of the morning star, the sun shall not be slow.

Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation (1961)(motto, from a Gregorian chant of the 12th century)(S.H. transl.)

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