Thomas Merton Correspondence with "Egan, Eileen Mary Rita, 1911-2000"

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Thomas Merton Correspondence with "Egan, Eileen Mary Rita, 1911-2000"


Egan, Eileen Mary Rita, 1911-2000
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968

Scope and Content

William Shannon considered including Eileen Egan's letters for inclusion in Merton's published correspondence. Shannon had drafted a biographical sketch and received permission from Egan. This collection contains original letters from Egan to Merton and carbons and photocopies of letters from Merton to Egan.

Biographical Text

Eileen Egan was a primary figure in the Catholic peace movement. She was a cofounder of the organization American PAX, which became Pax Christi-USA, a branch of the international movement. She worked with and wrote books about Dorothy Day and Mother Theresa of Calcutta. With Dorothy Day, Gordon Zahn, Jim Douglass and Richard Carbrey, she advocated for the strong language against war and in support of conscientious objection in teaching of the Second Vatican Council.


21 item(s)


1 folder(s)


Record Group: Section A, Correspondence; Sub-Group/sub-section by person in correspondence with Merton. Records arranged chronologically. Records are not divided into Series.


Section A (Correspondence), File folder: "Egan, Eileen Mary Rita, 1911-2000"


22 page(s)


Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968--Correspondence.


Thomas Merton Correspondence


Copyright The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. All rights reserved. Photographs copyright of the Merton Legacy Trust. Not to be used without written permission.


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