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Thomas "Haemerken" a Kempis
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Birth: 1380, Germany
Death: Jul. 25, 1471

Thomas entered Mount St. Agnes in 1406. He was not ordained a priest, however, until almost a decade later. He became a prolific copyist and writer. Thomas received Holy Orders in 1413 and was made sub-prior of the monastery in 1429. He is author of The Imitation of Christ, which is one of the best known Christian books on devotion.
The following quotes are attributed to him:

"Without the Way,
there is no going,
Without the Truth,
there is no knowing,
Without the Life,
there is no living."

"If thou wilt receive profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faith, and seek not at any time the fame of being learned."

"At the Day of Judgement we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done."

The Imitation of Christ, Book I, ch. 3

"For man proposes, but God disposes"

The Imitation of Christ, Book I, ch. 19

"If, however, you seek Jesus in all things, you will surely find Him. " 
 
Burial:
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Specifically: A monument to him in Zwolle
 
Created by: David Martin
Record added: Apr 24, 2013
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Thomas Haemerken a Kempis
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peace
- la vita eterna
 Added: May. 22, 2013
Jesus said:- The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away. Matt. 24
- David Martin
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
 
 
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