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Peifer, Claude J., Fr., O.S.B., 1927-2014

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1965

Volume: 7 item(s); 9 pg(s)

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Fr. Claude J. Peifer was a Benedictine monk from St. Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois. He later served as abbot there from 2003-2011.

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See also Merton's "Reply to Dom Kucera" in Sub-Sections D.1 and E.1, a comment on "Monastic renewal revisited: ressourcement and aggiornamento," by Claude John Peifer, O.S.B., which was a critique of "The meaning of monastic renewal," by Daniel Kucera, O.S.B.

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1965/04/29 HLS[x]from MertonI have just read your very fine essay on "The Biblical Foundations of Monasticism" and am very  Merton asking if Peifer's essay can be printed/reprinted in a Cistercian journal - "The Biblical Foundations of Monasticism" was later published in <i>Cistercian Studies</i> 1 (1966): 7-31
 1965/05/01 TLSto MertonYou are quite welcome to these copies, which at the moment are just taking up space in the drawer.  Fr. Basil Pennington - monastic law
 1965/05/05 HLS[x]from MertonMany thanks for the extra copies of the essay. Monastic Studies is a good place for it. I wish   
 1965/05/16 TLSto MertonI have eagerly devoured the essays you kindly sent and cannot begin to thank you enough for them.  essays on monastic life
 1965/05/29 TLS[x]from MertonThe Collectanea is delighted to have your article. The editor tells me that his intention is to run  Fr. Placide Deseille - "L'Evangile au desert" / monastic renewal and Merton's move to the eremitic life
 1965/08/04 HLS[x]from MertonSorry about my delay in answering your letter, but honestly I don't see that is any problem.  conflict in the essay "The Biblical Foundations of Monasticism" appearing in an upcoming book while being published as an article - suggests writing to Fr. Charles Dumont of Chimay, Belgium / Merton writing from hospital
 1965/08/14 TLSfrom MertonYour letter was forwarded to me here, where I've been giving a retreat. Thanks for your reply.   

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