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Merton's Correspondence with:

Mother Angela of the Eucharist Collins; Sr. Angela Collins, Angela, Sr.; Viola Collins, Viola M.

Collins, Angela of the Eucharist, Mother, O.C.D., 1917-2003  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1960-1968, 1970-1974
Volume: 114 item(s); 224 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Herein is a highly personal and lively correspondence between good friends and fellow religious. The extant file does not seem to be a complete set of their correspondence. Early letters, such as an original of what became the Cold War Letter, are not in the collection. Mother Angela was often seeking spiritual council through correspondence, which Dom James was opposed to Merton doing. Merton mentions that if she writes the occasional letter clearly marked as "Conscience Matter", it should get through. In much of the correspondence, she reports the struggles in keeping her small community together and asks for advice (sometimes asking a response via audio recording). She later returns to Kentucky from Georgia for a conference Merton holds with contemplative nuns. There are also many letters from John Howard Griffin to Mother Angela from the early 1970's.

Biography

Early in their correspondence, Sr. Angela of the Eucharist (née Viola M. Collins) was a Carmelite Prioress in Louisville, Kentucky. Between 1965 and 1966, she would became Mother Angela of the Eucharist, appointed superior of the Carmelite monastery in Savannah, Georgia.

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Related Information and Links

See also: Cold War Letter #42, published in Witness to Freedom; letters from Merton to Mother Angela in Monks Pond, pp. 133-134, 255-257, 272-273, 323-324, 334-335, 353-355, 358-359, 361, 363-364; and see also a related discussion of Carmelite nuns in the "Antoniutti, Hildebrand, Cardinal." file. Newspaper and magazine clippings from an accession of records received in 2015 was transferred to a folder in Sub-Section D.7 under Mother Angela's name.

Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merton. 64
2 Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard Griffin. 29
3 Notes kept by Mother Angela during Meeting with Thomas Merton on the Future of Contemplative Life, May 1968. 2
4 Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral. 9
5 Other Materials Related to Published Correspondence and Conference on Contemplative Life. 10

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. Series 1: 1960/09/16 TLS[x] from Merton It is about time I wrote you a few lines to congratulate you on your new solitude and leisure. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [photocopy of full letter added July 2016 from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - earlier copy in files was missing final page] «detailed view»
2. Series 1: 1962/02/no transcript from Merton The issue about Civil Defense concerns not only you but the whole community and since my opinion has Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... Cold War Letters #42 «detailed view»
3. Series 1: 1964/12/26 (#01) TL[c] from Merton You can guess why I have been so long answering your letter and commenting on the "documents". Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
4. Series 1: 1964/12/26 (#02) TLS from Merton You can guess why I have been so long answering your letter and commenting on the "documents". I Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
5. Series 1: 1965/04/01 TALS to Merton In spite of the above date, this is no "April Fool's" joke! … The past several weeks have been very Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
6. Series 1: 1965/04/03 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Well, anyway, congratulations on the new post! I am sure it is in some way or other providential. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
7. Series 1: 1965/04/03 (#02) TALS from Merton Well, anyway, congratulations on the new post! I am sure it is in some way or other providential. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
8. Series 1: 1965/06/24 TLS to Merton Where have you been? …. Thought you were coming to Louisville the middle of May???? … Did you Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
9. Series 1: 1965/06/27 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter. I was really wondering what was going to become of you. I am so glad Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
10. Series 1: 1965/06/27 (#02) TLS from Merton Thanks for your good letter. I was really wondering what was going to become of you. I am so glad Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
11. Series 1: 1966/03/16 TL[c] from Merton As you supposed, your first letter never reached me. the second onl[y] got to me after considerable Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
12. Series 1: 1966/04/03 HLS from Merton I am writing this in the hospital where I have had an operation on my back. It was quite Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [dated "Palm Sunday 1966" (which was April 3) and postmarked April 4, 1966] «detailed view»
13. Series 1: 1966/11/14 TALS to Merton How wonderful it was to have your good letter! …. the letter of last "Palm Sunday!" … really, I Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
14. Series 1: 1966/12/01 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your good letter: it is indeed ages since I have heard from you. But I know how Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
15. Series 1: 1966/12/01 (#02) TLS from Merton Thanks for your good letter: it is indeed ages since I have heard from you. But I know how Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
16. Series 1: 1966/12/15 TLS to Merton This is in haste … but when in Baltimore, I met a darling little ole Nun … Sister Genevieve … up in Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
17. Series 1: 1967/06/14 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I hope by now you have the tape I made, I asked the nuns of Loretto to make a copy and send it on to Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
18. Series 1: 1967/06/14 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I hope by now you have the tape I made, I asked the nuns of Loretto to make a copy and send it on to Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
19. Series 1: 1967/09/04 TALS to Merton Gosh! I never knew you would be so mean …. so terribly mean as to do what you did! I don't Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
20. Series 1: 1967/09/18 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I have at least a partial alibi about that tape. When you sent me the tape to fill I did not have a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
21. Series 1: 1967/09/18 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I have at least a partial alibi about that tape. When you sent me the tape to fill I did not have a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
22. Series 1: 1967/09/21 TALS to Merton …. and thank you SO much for everything! You are "an angel" really …. it was Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
23. Series 1: 1967/10/06 TALS to Merton I am sending this Special Delivery because it is important and I do hope you will be able to respond Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
24. Series 1: 1967/10/09 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Here is a quick reply to your question about the Little Hours. Certainly you are right about the Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
25. Series 1: 1967/10/09 (#02) TLS from Merton Here is a quick reply to your question about the Little Hours. Certainly you are right about the Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
26. Series 1: 1967/10/18 TALS to Merton I owe you many thanks for many things … most of all, for your letter which came last week regarding Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... two envelopes marked "Personal" and "Strictly Conscience Matter" «detailed view»
27. Series 1: 1967/11/17 TALS to Merton This won't be "long" … but I do want to let you know that Sister Joseph has decided to ask Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
28. Series 1: 1967/12/02 (#01) TL[c] from Merton This morning I said Mass for you and the Savannah Carmel in the hermitage. I wanted to write before Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
29. Series 1: 1967/12/02 (#02) TALS from Merton This morning I said Mass for you and the Savannah Carmel in the hermitage. I wanted to write before Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
30. Series 1: 1967/12/05 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I was just about to mail the enclosed when I got your special delivery letter. What a shame there Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
31. Series 1: 1967/12/05 (#02) TLS from Merton I was just about to mail the enclosed when I got your special delivery letter. What a shame there Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
32. Series 1: 1967/12/10 TALS to Merton Yesterday turned out to be "Gaudete Saturday!" …. thank you ever, ever so much for the exquisite joy Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
33. Series 1: 1967/12/26 (#01) TL[c] from Merton This is not an adequate answer, just the essentials. What I have been thinking of planning is a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
34. Series 1: 1967/12/26 (#02) TLS from Merton This is not an adequate answer, just the essentials. What I have been thinking of planning is a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
35. Series 1: 1967/12/26? (#03) other by Merton MY CAMPAIGN PLATFORM for non-Abbot and permanent keeper of present doghouse. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
36. Series 1: 1968/01/02 (#01) TLS from Merton By now you probably have my answer to the practical details of your letter. I just sent off a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
37. Series 1: 1968/01/02 (#02) TL[c] from Merton By now you probably have my answer to the practical details of your letter. I just sent off a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
38. Series 1: 1968/01/02 (#03) TL[x] from Merton By now you probably have my answer to the practical details of your letter. I just sent off a Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [Collins comments on Merton's handwritten note "Confidential" - she writes "I personally don't know why this was marked 'confidential' except possibly for reference to Dom James!- I have no objection to its being published.."] «detailed view»
39. Series 1: 1968/01/02? (#04) other by Merton MY CAMPAIGN PLATFORM for non-Abbot and permanent keeper of present doghouse. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
40. Series 1: 1968/01/03 (#01) TL[c] from Merton My letter went out just when yours came in. Making this one necessary-- and making me realize I Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
41. Series 1: 1968/01/03 (#02) TLS from Merton My letter went out just when yours came in. Making this one necessary-- and making me realize I Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
42. Series 1: 1968/01/22 (#01) TL[c] from Merton My Mass on Sunday the 14th was for your meeting. I hope it went well. I more than prayed for you Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
43. Series 1: 1968/01/22 (#02) TLS from Merton My Mass on Sunday the 14th was for your meeting. I hope it went well. I more than prayed for you Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
44. Series 1: 1968/02/06 HLS to Merton As you see I am still here in the hospital - I have really been quite sick - with pneumonia Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
45. Series 1: 1968/02/10 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Just a quick note. Glad you are getting better. I was worried about you. Take care of yourself. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
46. Series 1: 1968/02/10 (#02) TLS from Merton Just a quick note. Glad you are getting better. I was worried about you. Take care of yourself. Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
47. Series 1: 1968/02/26 TL[c] to Merton I wish to thank you for your letter of February 18, 1968 and the information you gave me relative to Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
48. Series 1: 1968/03/03 TALS to Merton Today I am celebrating the anniversary (liturgically) of my Solemn Profession … it took place on Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
49. Series 1: 1968/03/10 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter of last Sunday. I am willing to have Fr Kilduff come if you like. I met him Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
50. Series 1: 1968/03/10 (#02) TALS from Merton Thanks for your letter of last Sunday. I am willing to have Fr Kilduff come if you like. I met him Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
51. Series 1: 1968/04/09 (#01) TL[c] from Merton As soon as I got your telegram last week I offered Mass for you. I hope the operation went well Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
52. Series 1: 1968/04/09 (#02) TLS from Merton As soon as I got your telegram last week I offered Mass for you. I hope the operation went well Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
53. Series 1: 1968/05/22 HLS from Benedict, Fr., O.C.D. My sincere thanks for your letter, the valuable information it contained and your trust in me Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [to Collins from Fr. Benedict (last name Bishop?), who was, as a note by Collins states, former provincial of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers, Holy Hill, Hubertus, Wisconsin] upcoming retreat with Merton on the future of contemplative monasticism «detailed view»
54. Series 1: 1968/06/07 (#01) TLS from Merton It is hard to realize that a week has gone by since you were all here. Things continue quite busy Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [encloses letter to Pope Paul VI] «detailed view»
55. Series 1: 1968/06/07 (#02) TL[c]  from Merton to Pope Paul VI It is hard to realize that a week has gone by since you were all here. Things continue quite busy Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [letter to Pope Paul VI dated June 4, 1968 and enclosed with June 7 letter - marked "good copy" but text is the same as item 3, "rough copy," different paper] «detailed view»
56. Series 1: 1968/06/07 (#03) TL[c]  from Merton to Pope Paul VI It is hard to realize that a week has gone by since you were all here. Things continue quite busy Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [letter to Pope Paul VI dated June 4, 1968 and enclosed with June 7 letter - marked "rough copy" but text is the same as item 2, "good copy," different paper] «detailed view»
57. Series 1: 1968/06/29 TALS to Merton Guess what? I almost got arrested and put in jail and fined because of the little "gift" I told you Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
58. Series 1: 1968/07/02 HLS from Merton Thanks for your letter - I am afraid it would be useless to plan on my giving a talk Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
59. Series 1: 1968/09/24? HPCS from Merton Your letter reached me in Alaska. I won't be able to come to Savannah- I'm on my wat to India Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [no date, but postmarked September 24, 1968 - verso of postcard: "Winter in Alaska"] «detailed view»
60. Series 1: 1968/09/no? TLS[x]  from Merton to Friends As you know, I have been cutting down more and more on letters and now my contacts will be almost Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [a circular letter copied for friends, labeled "FALL 1968" - Merton's handwritten annotation on another copy, in "Circular Letters" states, "Please do not give this to printers before Sept 12th!!" (the day after his flight out of Kentucky for his travels to the American West and Asia)] «detailed view»
61. Series 1: 1968/11/09 other  from Merton to Friends This newsletter is not a reply to mail because I have not been getting mail on this Asian trip Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [mimeographed circular letter to friends, "Asian Letter 1"] «detailed view»
62. Series 1: 1968/12/19 (#01) TL[x] from Monks of Gethsemani We are deeply moved by the countless expressions of sympathy which we have been receiving Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... «detailed view»
63. Series 1: 1968/12/19 (#02) TL[x]  from Trappists in Bangkok / to Flavian Burns The news of the sudden and unexpected death of your beloved son, Father Louis, has already been Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [from six Trappist delegates at the conference in Bangkok to Dom Flavian Burns, Abbot of Gethsemani, in response to Merton's death - copies sent to Merton's friends and enclosed with letter of December 19, 1968] «detailed view»
64. Series 1: undate/no/no other by Merton FOUR FREEDOM SONGS Comissioned by Robert L. Williams (Words by T. Merton [-] Music by A. Peloquin) Series 1: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and Thomas Merto... [typed text of the Merton's "Four Freedom Songs"] «detailed view»
65. Series 2: 1970/07/01 TLS from Griffin, John Howard As you may know, I am preparing the authorized biography of Thomas Merton. I have found found [sic] Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
66. Series 2: 1970/07/20 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your wonderful letter of July 18th. I will look forward with relish to your Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
67. Series 2: 1970/10/27 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Thank you with all my heart for your wonderful letter and your prayers. They had to put the surgery Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
68. Series 2: 1970/11/13 (#01) TLS from Griffin, John Howard A week here in Tom's hermitage, working on the book before I have to return to enter the hospital Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
69. Series 2: 1970/11/13 (#02) other by Merton July 2 (1965) Visitation [-] This morning I had a long morning up at the hermitage. The main event Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... Griffin had first access to Merton's journals as the original authorized biographer and sends, for personal use, an entry where Merton references watching for Mother Angela's airplane as it flies from Louisville to Georgia «detailed view»
70. Series 2: 1970/12/06 TL from Griffin, John Howard I am just home from the hospita, and am dictating this but will not be able to sign it. I wanted you Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
71. Series 2: 1970/12/25? TCS from Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your wonderful note and Christmas greetings. Yes, this will be our finest Christmas Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
72. Series 2: 1971/02/24 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Your card came this morning just as we were headed for Mass and reception of ashes, so we promptly Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [dated "Ash Wednesday" - postmark was February 26, 1971 - Ash Wednesday February 24, 1971] «detailed view»
73. Series 2: 1971/06/28 TALS from Griffin, John Howard It is early (5:30 a.m.) here at the hermitage. I came in last evening for another work session here Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
74. Series 2: 1971/07/07 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your marvelous letter and your prayers; what a joy to have such a letter in this Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
75. Series 2: 1971/07/27 TLS from Griffin, John Howard We celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel here with our old friend, Fr. J. Stan Murphy, Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
76. Series 2: 1971/08/18 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your lovely letter. It is the purest kind of joy to hear from you. Now, I have Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
77. Series 2: 1971/09/02 TLS from Griffin, John Howard At the end of the longest and one of the tiredest days of my life, but I did want to thank you with Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
78. Series 2: 1971/09/03 TCS from Griffin, John Howard This hasty note to tell you that the tape arrived in perfect condition this noon. Thank you with all Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
79. Series 2: 1971/09/05 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Here are the letters and thank you so much for them. They helped to clarify some of the things I had Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
80. Series 2: 1971/09/09 HCS from Griffin, John Howard Am returning your photos of TM, plus some prints in color I had made from them. A great thanks Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
81. Series 2: 1972/11/27 TLS from Griffin, John Howard How good to have your news. I, too, have thought of you so much in these past weeks and days. Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
82. Series 2: 1973/04/17 HCS from Griffin, John Howard Happy Easter to Mother Angela and the Sisters of the Savannah Carmel. John and all the family Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
83. Series 2: 1973/04/17? HCS from Griffin, John Howard Happy Easter to Mother Angela and the Sisters of the Savannah Carmel. John and all the family Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [includes a photograph of birds] «detailed view»
84. Series 2: 1973/05/19 TALS from Griffin, John Howard What a great joy to hear from you again, especially when I was regretting so deeply that I could not Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [sends photographs of his children and a reproduction of the cover of his book about Jacques Maritain] «detailed view»
85. Series 2: 1973/06/29 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Thank you for your lovely letter. I was beginning to fear you might be ill. Thank God you aren't. Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
86. Series 2: 1974/05/22 TALS from O'Callaghan, Tommie Perhaps you remember me as a friend of Father Walsh's and Thomas Merton. I am writing in my capacity Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
87. Series 2: 1974/08/25 TLS from Griffin, John Howard Your blessed letter just came. I, too, have been thinking of you and promising myself the pleasure Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
88. Series 2: 1977/09/21 TLS from Noonan, Joe John Griffin asked me to tell you how much he appreciated the letter you sent to Father George. Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [Joe Noonan was staff cartoonist at this time for The Way in San Francisco and a good friend of John Howard Griffin] «detailed view»
89. Series 2: 1977/12/27 TLS from Noonan, Joe It did my soul good to get your Christmas note. I'd like to report that John is better, but I can Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [Joe Noonan was staff cartoonist at this time for The Way in San Francisco and a good friend of John Howard Griffin - includes hand drawn cartoon, "Every day is mother's day with me."] «detailed view»
90. Series 2: 1978/12/20 HCS from Griffin, John Howard Your prayers mean everything. The heart is almost not functioning. Surgery next month. Peace Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
91. Series 2: 1979/12/25? HCS from Griffin, John Howard I think of you so often but am totally bedridden now and can scarcely write at all. When the pain is Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [Collins notes that he references the coming year, 1980 ("May 1980 be good for all of us") and that "he died Sept. 9th of this year. (1980.) «detailed view»
92. Series 2: undated/12/25? HCS from Griffin, John Howard Seasons Greetings to Sister Angela and all the Sisters of Savannah, from the John Howard Griffin Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... [undated Christmas card with a photograph of a lamb on the front] «detailed view»
93. Series 2: undated/no/no transcript   Excerpts taken from Father Louis' essay "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives." (I) The tragedy Series 2: Correspondence between Sr. Angela and John Howard ... «detailed view»
94. Series 3: 1968/05/no (#01) other   Organization - preforably not under Sacred Congreg. 5 points of critical needs of contemplation. Series 3: Notes kept by Mother Angela during Meeting with Th... [spiral notebook with handwritten notes from conferences with Merton on the contemplative life] «detailed view»
95. Series 3: 1968/05/no (#02) other   Areas of concern to be presented to Bishop Breiterbeck:- 1. For contemplative life to survive Series 3: Notes kept by Mother Angela during Meeting with Th... [handwritten page of notes for a bishop written on Gethsemani letterhead] «detailed view»
96. Series 4: 1968/12/11 (#01) other by Burns, Flavian HOMILY AT THE MASS FOR FATHER M. LOUIS (THOMAS MERTON) by Father M. Flavian Burns, Abbot Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... [homily for a Mass for Merton at Gethsemani the day after he died] «detailed view»
97. Series 4: 1968/12/11 (#02) other by Loftus, John Thomas Merton is dead. Let the world maintain his celebration. As few men did, Merton sought God as Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... [poem written the day after Merton's death by Fr. John Loftus, Dean of Bellarmine College, and friend of Merton] «detailed view»
98. Series 4: 1968/12/17 (#01) other   POEMS TO BE READ DURING THE THOMAS MERTON MEMORIAL SERVICE December 17, 1968 ST. AGNES CHURCH Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... [homily for a Mass for Merton at Gethsemani the day after he died] «detailed view»
99. Series 4: 1968/12/17 (#02) other   MERTON-BARTH CELEBRATION [-] A. Dick Sisto in Vibraphone Recital [-] B. Gathering in Sacristy - 6:30 Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... «detailed view»
100. Series 4: 1968/12/17 (#03) other   MASS FOR THOMAS MERTON [-] INT. "Enter Rejoice and come in" Enter, rejoice and come in, lift up your Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... «detailed view»
101. Series 4: 1968/12/17 (#04) other by Walsh, Daniel HOMILY for The Funeral Mass of Father Louis Merton, o.c.s.o. [-] December 17, 1968 Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... «detailed view»
102. Series 4: 1968/12/17 (#05) other[x]   VESPERS FUNERAL MASS and BURIAL SERVICE for Our Brother among Those Who Sleep in Christ FATHER LOUIS Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... [copy of the program with prayers and music used at the Burial Mass and Vespers for Merton at Gethsemani Abbey] «detailed view»
103. Series 4: undated/no/no (#01) other   THOMAS MERTON (Curriculum Vitae) [-] 1915 Jan. 31. Born at Prades (Pyr. Or.) France, Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... [includes death date - produced after December 10, 1968] «detailed view»
104. Series 4: undated/no/no (#02) other   BOOKS BY AND ABOUT THOMAS MERTON [-] The following list of books by and about Thomas Merton contains Series 4: Materials Related to Merton's Death and Funeral.... [created by Paul Wilkes] «detailed view»
105. Series 5: 1980/09/no? (#01) HLS from Gumula, Stanislaus Here I am, as promised, in my little scrawl. I know it is not all that personal- makes it so hard to Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [dated "St. Polycarp, 1981" (old feast date in January and new feast in February) - from, at the time, Br. Stan Gumula, later a priest and Abbot of Mepkin Abbey, South Carolina, Dom Stanislaus Gumula - he was a novice under Merton] «detailed view»
106. Series 5: 1980/09/no? (#02) other[x] by Gumula, Stanislaus JUNIORATE PROGRAM --- ADVENT, 1980 Monday -- The Fathers with Br. Stanislaus * obligatory 2:15 p.m. Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [schedule / syllabus of Juniorate program at Mepkin Abbey] «detailed view»
107. Series 5: 1984/11/19 TLS from Hart, Patrick How good it was to hear from you after such a long silence. I'm becoming the world's worst Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [from Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] publishing Merton's letters to Collins «detailed view»
108. Series 5: 1986/02/15 TLS from Hart, Patrick It has been a long time since I last wrote. As you might guess, I've been very busy with a number Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [from Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] publishing Merton's letters to Collins «detailed view»
109. Series 5: 1987/02/02 TLS from Hart, Patrick Long time no hear-- are you well? I missed your usual Christmas greeting, and it made me wonder if Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [from Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] publishing Merton's letters to Collins «detailed view»
110. Series 5: 1987/03/04 TLS from Hart, Patrick How good it was to hear from you with the NOTRE DAME stationary! You have been very much in my Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [from Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] publishing Merton's letters to Collins «detailed view»
111. Series 5: 1987/07/22 TLS from Hart, Patrick Greetings from Gethsemani! And I rejoice in the new letterhead which will bring you glad tidings Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [from Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani Abbey] publishing Merton's letters to Collins / Merton Annual letterhead «detailed view»
112. Series 5: 1994/12/05 (#01) HLS to Downey, Michael As you see, I am enclosing travel directions to Savannah for you. I am presuming you will be driving Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... «detailed view»
113. Series 5: 1994/12/05 (#02) other   1995 - 1915 would be:- 80 years old this Jan. 31st. 78 in 1995 - May 29th - 2 yrs. Difference. Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... «detailed view»
114. Series 5: undated/no/no other[x]   BIOGRAPHY Sister Angela Collins, ocd entered the Carmelite Monastery of Louisville, Kentucky Series 5: Other Materials Related to Published Correspondenc... [biography of Sr. Angela Collins sent for use by Br. Patrick Hart in his introduction to the letters of Merton to Collins] «detailed view»

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