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MertonCorrespondence_ForestJames_nd001_opt.pdf
Correspondence with James H. Forest who was involved in the Catholic Worker movement and started the Catholic Peace Fellowship. This is a two-page letter from Forest to Merton discussing a recent visit with Tom Cornell.

1964-10-12-001.pdf
Thomas Merton writes his condolences and sends his poem "Picture of a Black Child with a White Doll" to the father of Carol Denise McNair, one of the girls killed in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Merton…

1942-12-01 - JPM to Walter Jenkins.pdf
John Paul Merton writes to his uncle while serving in England in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He speaks of his upcoming marriage in Birkenhead to Margaret Evans.John Paul Merton was Thomas Merton's younger, and only,…

Kennedy_Ethel_1968-06-22.pdf
Thomas Merton offers Ethel Kennedy condolences following the assassination of her husband, Robert F. Kennedy. Merton encloses what he describes as a "rather touching letter from a total stranger in Brazil. Merton expresses shock regarding "Bobby's…

MertonCorrespondence_Aberle_FF1_1968-01-04.pdf
W. H. "Ping" Ferry had asked David Aberle, an anthropologist, to write to Merton about the Sioux (Lakota) and about Sitting Bull. Though not an expert on the Lakota, Aberle offers some resources and advice. Merton responds that he is most interested…

1967-03-00.pdf
Tony Boyd was a seventh-grader writing from Ashland, Kentucky. He asked Merton for information about Kentucky music and facts. In Merton's reply, he expresses his appreciation for Kentucky, having spent half of his life in the state, and his fondness…

1967-03-20: Letter to Tony Boyd from Thomas Merton
Tony Boyd was a seventh-grader writing from Ashland, Kentucky. He asked Merton for information about Kentucky music and facts. In Merton's reply, he expresses his appreciation for Kentucky, having spent half of his life in the state, and his fondness…

Schachter-to-Merton--1966-Dec-01.mp3
Zalman Schachter records a letter to Thomas Merton while driving. He mentions classes he is teaching and lectures for the R. M. Bucke Memorial Society in Montreal. He references the Vietnam War and the use of napalm. Captions include a photograph of…

CW28_February1962_ThomasMertonontheStrike.pdf
Thomas Merton's letter to James Forest from January 29, 1962 was published in the February 1962 issue of the Catholic Worker. The letter references the General Strike for Peace, a protest against militarism, the "war economy", and nuclear testing at…

Leclercq_1968-10-15_001.jpg
In this letter from Benedictine scholar Dom Jean Leclercq, there is a reminder that Thomas Merton's final journey was cut short and that he had planned to travel to Japan.

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Puzzle letter from Alice Zarrella to Joseph Zarrella during his time in the American Field Service, August 24, 1943.

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Letter from Lou Torok to Sr. M. Nirmala, MC [October 22, 1998]. Describes his charity work and finding miracles in the every day. Expresses feelings about his friendship with Mother Teresa. Copy of original

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Letter from St. M. Dominga, MC [Sept. 29, 1997] Responds to reminder about Love Day. Sent a few weeks after Mother Teresa's death.

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General letter sent expressing gratitude for prayers after Mother Teresa's death. Medal of Mary is attached.
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