Susan Chapulis was a sixth grader writing from Waterbury, Connecticut.
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See also Merton's letter to Chapulis in The Road to Joy, pp. 350-351.
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||HLS to Merton
||I am writing in behalf of the sixth grade of Saint Joseph School in Waterbury Connecticut.
|| studding monks and monasticism in their history class / asks Merton if he has any information he could send them
||TL[c] from Merton
||Thanks for your nice letter. You want "any information whatsoever" to help the sixth grade
|| sending a book about Gethsemani / monks seek God in the "lonely places" - "people think they are crazy going off by themselves" / not having to worry about paying taxes, maintaining a house and car, fighting with a spouse / creatures of the forest around the hermitage / God's presence in the silence of the hermitage