Mother Mary Consolata was Clarissine Abbess of the Madres Clarisas monastery in La Paz, Bolivia.
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See also one published letter from Merton to Mother Consolata in The School of Charity, p. 377.
This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.
||TLS to Merton
||We received the tape you made for the sisters in the Allegheny cloister, for which we are very
|| Merton's recording for Allegheny nuns - need for contemplative orders to make their own decisions and not feel compelled to become an "active" order, yet desperate need of sick in the area - is it justifiable for them to establish clinic to help poor? - 3 nurses already in community
||TL[c] from Merton
||It seems to me that in you circumstances there you have an obligation to do something like opening
|| supports the establishment of a clinic - need not disrupt contemplation, but love of the poor should flow from the spirit of silence and contemplation in the community - true spirit of the Franciscan eremitism of St. Clare and St. Francis is "of the poor and not just a symbol of established religion [...] supported by the rich