Thomas Merton Correspondence with Eileen Egan

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Title

Thomas Merton Correspondence with Eileen Egan

Subject

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968--Correspondence.

Description

William Shannon considered including Eileen Egan's letters for inclusion in Merton's published correspondence. Shannon had drafted a biographical sketch and received permission from Egan. This collection contains original letters from Egan to Merton and carbons and photocopies of letters from Merton to Egan.

Eileen Egan was a primary figure in the Catholic peace movement. She was a cofounder of the organization American PAX, which became Pax Christi-USA, a branch of the international movement. She worked with and wrote books about Dorothy Day and Mother Theresa of Calcutta. With Dorothy Day, Gordon Zahn, Jim Douglass and Richard Carbrey, she advocated for the strong language against war and in support of conscientious objection in teaching of the Second Vatican Council.

Source

Thomas Merton Correspondence

Date

1962-1968

Contributor

Egan, Eileen Mary Rita, 1911-2000

Rights

Copyright The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. All rights reserved. Photographs copyright of the Merton Legacy Trust. Not to be used without written permission.

Format

Text

Language

English

Identifier

Section A - Correspondence

Items in the Thomas Merton Correspondence with Eileen Egan Collection

Letter from Eileen Egan to Thomas Merton. n.d.
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement.

Letter from Eileen Egan to Thomas Merton. n.d.
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Front of flyer for PAX

Letter from Eileen Egan to Thomas Merton. n.d.
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Back of flyer for PAX

Letter to Eileen Egan from Thomas Merton. 1964 April 11
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Letter from Merton discussing pacifism, pg. 1

Letter from Thomas Merton to Eileen Egan. 1964 April 11
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Letter from Merton discussing pacifism, pg. 2

Letter to Thomas Merton from Eileen Egan. 1965 September 22
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Letter from Egan.

Notecard to Thomas Merton from Eileen Egan. 1967 April 4
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Front of postcard from Egan.

Notecard to Thomas Merton from Eileen Egan. 1967 April 4
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement.Back of postcard from Egan.

Letter from Thomas Merton to Eileen Egan. 1967 April 10
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Letter from Merton discussin draft boards and conscientious objectors.

Letter from Thomas Merton to Eileen Egan. 1968 April 25
Correspondence with Eileen Egan, who was an important figure in the Catholic peace movement. Letter from Merton discussing getting strong language against war and in support of conscientious objection into documents of the Second Vatican Council