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Almost_Final_Days_10-34--16-21.mp4
Harold Talbott describes how he came to know both Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. After having met Merton 10 years earlier at Gethsemani Abbey, Talbot met Merton again in New Delhi and brought Merton to meet the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala. Bonnie…

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…

FrBryanMassingale.mp4
Fr. Bryan Massingale speaks about his plenary presentation on Thomas Merton and racial justice at the 2015 General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society at Bellarmine University. Interviewed and filmed by Robert Grip.

Kennedy_Ethel_1969-11-04.jpg
Ethel Kennedy expresses her regrets that she will not be able to attend the inauguration of the Thomas Merton Studies Center at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky. She notes the importance of Merton for her and for her husband, the late Bobby…

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…
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