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MERTON'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH:
Donahue, Felix, Fr., O.C.S.O., 1933-2016

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1967-1968

Volume: 8 item(s); 10 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Fr. Felix Donahue was a Trappist monk of Gethsemani. At the time of correspondence, he was studying in Rome and trying to vote by proxy in the abbatial election to replace Dom James Fox. He would later join the Trappist foundation of Nossa Senhora do Novo Mundo in Brazil.

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to Donahue in The School of Charity, pp. 359 and 361-362.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubNotes
 1967/01/15 TL[c]from MertonMany thanks for your card. I was glad to hear you were getting along fine there. Rome is a great  
 1967/08/25 HLSto MertonBonne fête! Fr. Time and I shall probably celebrate it more fittingly than you for the head man [Feast of St. Louis of France]
 1967/09/27 HLSto MertonThank you very much for the copy of the <u>Message</u>. I'm really sorry it wasn't what was wanted.  
 1967/12/04 TLS from Donahue, Felix et al. / to MertonMust tell you immediately how completely delighted we all are with your quick, bristling, kind [see "Doerner, Linus" file for original - from Gethsemani monks in Rome (all have separate correspondence files) - Frs. Linus Doerner, Timothy Kelly, Barnabas (Patrick H. Reardon), Felix Donahue; and Br. Patrick Hart]
 1967/12/12 TL[c]from MertonThanks for the letters (1 Felix 1 Linus) this is a prompt election bulletin from your friendly  
 1967/12/20 TLSto MertonOnce again, we are deeply in your debt. (Hands are cold so the typing is going to be sloppy.)  
 1967/12/26 TL[c]from MertonYour letter came through today and I am making sure that my answer gets out. I checked with VictorYes 
 1968/01/13 TL[c]from MertonI spoke to Dom Colomban concerning the matter you mentioned. He assured me that he would beYes 
       

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