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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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…
Pictured is a statue of the Virgin Mary and the child Jesus which was photographed atop a tree stump with a tree in the background at Gethsemani Abbey. Jaime Andrade, an artist from Quito, Ecuador created the sculpture in mahogany. Merton had…

Notes on the following books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethik ("Ethics") and Widerstand und Ergebung (his letters and papers from prison).

Thomas Merton rates his published books in varying degrees from "Awful" to "Best."

Scott Russell Sanders is the author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including Hunting for Hope and A Conservationist Manifesto. His most recent books are Earth Works: Selected Essays (2012) and Divine Animal: A Novel(2014). A collection of…
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