Thomas a Kempis (circa 1379 – 1471) was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian devotional books. While attending school in Deventer, Thomas encountered the Brethren of the Common Life, followers of Gerard Groote’s Modern Devotion. In 1406 he entered Mount St. Agnes, founded by disciples of Groote in order to provide a way of life more in keeping with monastic way. While there he became a prolific copyist and writer. He was made sub-prior of the monastery in 1429.
Quotes by Thomas a Kempis…
The humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than the deepest search after science.
If you wish to grow in your spiritual life, you must not allow yourself to be caught up in the workings of the world. You must find time alone, away from the noise and confusion, away from the allure of power and wealth.