1968-06-22: Letter to Ethel Kennedy from Thomas Merton after the assassination of Robert Kennedy

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Title

1968-06-22: Letter to Ethel Kennedy from Thomas Merton after the assassination of Robert Kennedy

Subject

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968
Kennedy, Ethel, 1928-
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968

Description

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 tragic immolation" and the hope for the country and for peace lost in his passing. Merton references their mutual friend, Fr. Dan Walsh.

Creator

Thomas Merton

Source

Thomas Merton Center Classification, Section A: Correspondence, "Kennedy, Ethel (Skakel)".

Publisher

Date

1968 June 22

Rights

© The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. All rights reserved.

Language

English

Identifier

Thomas Merton Collection, Section A (Correspondence), "Kennedy, Ethel (Skakel)", 1968/06/22.

Citation

Thomas Merton, “1968-06-22: Letter to Ethel Kennedy from Thomas Merton after the assassination of Robert Kennedy,” Merton Center Digital Collections, accessed December 13, 2018, https://merton.bellarmine.edu/items/show/17297.

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