Dan Shay and others were planning a "peace walk" from St. Louis to the east coast, travel to Italy and walk to Rome, for a "Council of Peace" to guide Catholics on war and peace-related issues, especially nuclear war. Merton provides suggestions about his trip to Europe and thoughts about their message.
In 1962, Dan Shay was a 34-year-old carpenter's apprentice, a member of a number of Catholic organizations, and a conscientious objector from St. Louis, Missouri.
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See also Cold War Letters #104 published in Witness to Freedom, pp. 64-65 [incorrectly listed as p. 44 in index of hardcover edition].
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||HLS to Merton
||I am 24 years old, a carpenter apprentice, a Catholic, a member of the young Christian Workers,
||transcript from Merton
||Your letter was very welcome. I think the idea is a good one, and I think you are very right