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MichaelHiggins2017.mp4
Michael W. Higgins, Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, served as fifteenth president of the International Thomas Merton Society (2015-2017). He is the author of numerous books, including Heretic…

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…

CW44_December1978_MertononFaithandViolence.pdf
This is a selection of quotes from pieces written by Thomas Merton which appeared in the Catholic Worker newspaper and a listing of all articles, book reviews, and poetry which were written by Merton. Catholic Worker 44.9, December 1978, page 4…

MertonNotes_Dialog_Buddhism_1968_Nov22_001.jpg
One page of handwritten notes by Thomas Merton on dialogue between Christianity and Buddhism. He was staying in late November of 1968 in Darjeeling, India, and had met that month with Buddhist spiritual leaders including Chatral Rinpoche and the…

List_of_books_as_of_1966_001.jpg
May have accompanied Merton's curriculum vitae of 1967 which references a list of books he had written. On the annotated copy, Merton adds a note designating where he wrote certain works, e.g., vault, hermitage, novitiate, St. John's room, etc.

Curriculum_vitae_1967_001.jpg
Thomas Merton's curriculum vitae from 1967.

Curriculum_vitae_May_1967_001.jpg
Thomas Merton was asked by poet and editor Jonathan Williams to submit a curriculum vitae to accompany his poem "Ceremony for Edward Dahlberg" for a festschrift honoring Dahlberg.

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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