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Merton's Correspondence with:

Jorge Calixto Peterson; Callistus Peterson; Peterson, Calixto; Peterson, Jorge Calixto

Peterson, Callistus (Jorge Calixto), Fr., O.C.S.O.  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1955-1957, 1963-1968, 1971
Volume: 20 item(s); 30 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

Fr. Callistus Peterson was a Trappist monk, originally from Gethsemani Abbey. In the early letters, he was studying in Rome. Later, he was sent to the Trappist foundation in Las Condes, Chile.

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to Fr. Callistus Peterson in The School of Charity, pp. 223-225, 243-244, 317-319.

Series List

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

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1955/08/15 TNS[x] from Merton Lay hold on eternal lifeb [sic] whereunto tou [sic] are called, and hast confessed a good confession «detailed view»
2. 1957/12/21 HNS[x] from Merton This Feast of St. Thomas is made ever memorable by your ordination - a grace for us all. «detailed view»
3. 1963/10/05 HLS to Merton How are you? I hope you are better. I heard that they put you on the rock! I know that business «detailed view»
4. 1963/10/20? (#01) TLS from Merton This will hardly get anywhere near you for your feast day but it brings you my good wishes [incorrectly dated "October 1964" (1964/10/00) in published letters, a reply to Peterson's 1963/10/05 letter] «detailed view»
5. 1963/10/20? (#02) TL[c] from Merton This will hardly get anywhere near you for your feast day but it brings you my good wishes [incorrectly dated "October 1964" (1964/10/00) in published letters, a reply to Peterson's 1963/10/05 letter] «detailed view»
6. 1964/07/05 HLS to Merton Greetings from France. I have neglected to write to you for some time. C'est dommage! My motive «detailed view»
7. 1964/08/04 TL[c] from Merton Everyone who comes back from Rome keeps saying "write to those poor devils over there, «detailed view»
8. 1964/09/10 (#01) TLS from Merton Thanks for your good letter. Dom Emmanuel of Bellefontaine was justhere [sic] discussing monastic «detailed view»
9. 1964/09/10 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter. Dom Emmanuel of Bellefontaine was justhere [sic] discussing monastic «detailed view»
10. 1966/10/04 (#01) TLS from Merton Your card from Lima came today, just after we had buried Bro Paul, and a few minutes after I read it «detailed view»
11. 1966/10/04 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Your card from Lima came today, just after we had buried Bro Paul, and a few minutes after I read it «detailed view»
12. 1966/10/26 HLS to Merton Greetings in the Lord. Your letter of Oct. 4th came to cheer our hearts. Thanks for it. «detailed view»
13. 1966/11/05 (#01) TALS from Merton I suppose you all heard about our snowy All Souls' Day. One of the deepest snows I have ever «detailed view»
14. 1966/11/05 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I suppose you all heard about our snowy All Souls' Day. One of the deepest snows I have ever «detailed view»
15. 1966/11/14 HLS to Merton I received your recent letter for which I thank you. I passed it on to Fr. Robert after thinking «detailed view»
16. 1968/10/14 HLS from Merton I just celebrated the (evening) Mass of St Callistus in a little Church of Our Lady of Victories [written on stationery of the Clift Hotel in San Francisco] «detailed view»
17. 1971/04/22 TLS[x] to Center from Peterson, Callistus Recently I received two letters addressed slightly differently from your Thomas Merton Studies «detailed view»
18. 1971/05/14 TL[x] from Center to Peterson, Callistus Thank you so much for your letter of April 22, and the two small cards that you sent us to have «detailed view»
19. 1971/06/16 TLS[x] from Center to Peterson, Callistus Please accept my apology for the delay in sending you the xerox copies of Merton's letters to you. «detailed view»
20. undated/no/no other   CHRISTIAN UNITY AND LOVE [-] We are, thank God, living through times which there is great «detailed view»

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