Thomas Merton Center

Manuscripts in Sub-Section E.1:

Cistercian history. Notes [with other notes, see detailed view].

Item 1 - [001]

First Lines:  Having eyes, they see not, having ears, they do not hear: they cannot understand. In every part

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Notes:  Cover sheet and double-sided sheet, typed with penciled notes. One side has a timeline of 1902-1910.

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Item 2 - [002a]

First Lines:  Instituta of the General Chapter; Collection of the Earliest Statutes of the General Chapter -

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Notes:  States these statutes were "enacted during the lifetime of St. Stephen Harding or immediately after - found in Book II of the Consuetudines, Nomasticon page 212."

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Item 3 - [002b]

First Lines:  Instituta of the General Chapter; Collection of the Earliest Statutes of the General Chapter -

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Notes:  States these statutes were "enacted during the lifetime of St. Stephen Harding or immediately after - found in Book II of the Consuetudines, Nomasticon page 212."

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Item 4 - [003] Early Monasticism in England.

First Lines:  While Roman monks settled in south, Celtic monks settled in north. St Columba Iona -

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Item 5 - [004] The Regularis Concordia Dunstan - Aethelwold - Oswald.

First Lines:  And the Benedictine Revival of the 10th Century - Reign of Edgar - 959-975. Revival after Viking

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Item 6 - [005] Cluny

First Lines:  Beginning of 10th cent. Church at its lowest ebb. Break up of Carolingian empire. Invasion of

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Item 7 - [006] Cistercian Hsitory. Poetry or Subjectivity? 1 Foundation of Citeaux.

First Lines:  Reaction against accepted monasticism as practised at Molesme. A new departure. What was Molsemse

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Item 8 - [007] Return of Robert to Molesme

First Lines:  1) New abbot Godffrey -

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Item 9 - [008] St Alberic

First Lines:  Proper name Aubrey. Was one of the hermits who lived at Colan in 1071 and asked for Robert

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Item 10 - [009] St Stephen Harding. DS. of Wm of Malmesbury. PL. 179. 1287a.

First Lines:  Born in England before 1066. - entered Sherborne. - left to study in Scotia (Scotland or Ireland?)

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Item 11 - [010] The Spirituality of the Exord. Cistercii Collect. 1954

First Lines:  I. a Molesme -

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Item 12 - [011] between C C Prior (Lairback)

First Lines:  1 Prologue and Ch. 1-3 2 CC 4-7

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Item 13 - [012] Analecta Soc. 1950 1-4.

First Lines:  The Lairback Codex. 31. dates from before 1191., after 1150., probably before 1175. - Source

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Item 14 - [013] Carta Caritatis

First Lines:  peace - by clarity and definition of

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Item 15 - [014] Spirituality of Exordium Magnum.

First Lines:  a) Late: It records death of Pater

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Item 16 - [015] Consuetudines. Pt III. Usus Conversorum

First Lines:  Prologue. Problem of lay brothers. - some neglected - overworked and

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Item 17 - [016] Appendix - to Cistercian History. Appendix - Historians in the 12th Century.

First Lines:  The universal history of man as

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Item 18 - [017] Decline of Cist. Order.

First Lines:  cf Dom Leclercq - RB. 1954. Monastic Decline in General In 13th century - intellectual

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Item 19 - [018] Privileges of Cist. Order

First Lines:  Especially as

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Item 20 - [019] Cistercian Nuns (antiquity - lack of material)

First Lines:  1 Molesme. St Robert - had nuns under his direction.

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Item 21 - [020] Citeaux and Cluny in 12 Century.

First Lines:  1 The Conflict was real. But must not be exaggerated.

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Item 22 - [021] St Ailred

First Lines:  Story of life -

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Item 23 - [022] Archdale Kind St Stephen Harding.

First Lines:  His sense Wm of Malmesbury

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Item 24 - [023 - start of folder 2 of 2] Cistercian Easter Sermons. S. Ailred. PL. 195. Serm. XI. 'quasi

First Lines:  Lac = dulcedium

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Notes:  Women of the tomb / Jesus feeding the Disciples the "Milk of Resurrection."

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Item 25 - [024 - folder 2 of 2] St Aelred - In Die Paschae. Sermones Inediti. p 94.

First Lines:  The Easter feast on earth - shadow of the perfect Pascal supper in heaven

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Item 26 - [025 - folder 2 of 2] Isaac of Stella Serm. XL. in die Paschae.

First Lines:  The bonds that unite men - compared to the bond uniting man and God, restored by the Resurrection.

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Item 27 - [026 - folder 2 of 2] Isidor of Seville 560-636

First Lines:  Orphan, brought up by his older bro. Leander who was a monk. Mon. writings -

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Item 28 - [027 - folder 2 of 2] Vita Antonii

First Lines:  1) Important as link between theology of Origen and Clement, and the teaching of Evagrius and

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Item 29 - [028 - folder 2 of 2] St Gregory and [/] Isidore of Seville

First Lines:  St Greg. was a product of the education that had been

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Item 30 - [029 - folder 2 of 2] Easter - Easter season. Regina Coeli

First Lines:  Seriousness of Easter - not "words of comfort." - 1 New life - "in contact with Risen Christ."

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Item 31 - [030 - folder 2 of 2] Redemption.

First Lines:  between atonement and communication.

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Item 32 - [031 - folder 2 of 2] Julian of Norwich

First Lines:  Julian of Norwich

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Language:  French

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Item 33 - [032 - folder 2 of 2] The Church

First Lines:  Foundation of the Church: juridical institution and charismatic event. } a supernatural mystery.

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Item 34 - [033 - folder 2 of 2] Lord's Day Sunday.

First Lines:  Feast Day - Day of Creation - Last Apocalypse - Alpha and Omega joined.

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Notes:  Verso: St. Cyril of Jerusalem.

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Item 35 - [034 - folder 2 of 2] St Gregory of Nyssa.

First Lines:  b 330. etc. married -

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Item 36 - [035 - folder 2 of 2] Julian of Norwich.

First Lines:  The casual experience. Julian's prayer - 1) to see the Passion (and attain perfect compassion) 2)

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Item 37 - [036 - folder 2 of 2] Rufinius and Cassian

First Lines:  b. 340. met Jerome at Rome while a student. He and Jerome began

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Item 38 - [037 - folder 2 of 2] Origin of Mon. Life at Nitria acc. 5 Rufinius

First Lines:  Ammon, married against his will, persuades bride to keep chaste, and after parents die

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Item 39 - [038 - folder 2 of 2] Apophthegmata

First Lines:  on remining in cell (rather than visiting the sick). The useless works of the world. Arsenius.

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Item 40 - [039 - folder 2 of 2] Monachism in Gaul.

First Lines:  1 Probable origin. Exile of St Athanasius to Trier. 336-337. Unorganized but proper practice

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Item 41 - [040 - folder 2 of 2] Cassian and monastery of St Victor. N. Chadwick.

First Lines:  Cassian not the founder of St Victor.

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Item 42 - [041 - folder 2 of 2] Infallibility of the Church -

First Lines:  Early Church - 1 consciousness that the community of the faithful

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Item 43 - [042 - folder 2 of 2] Sartre - Anti-Semite and Jew

First Lines:  "if the Jew did not exist, the anti-semite would invent him." p. 12. "Anti-semitism is a free

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Item 44 - [043 - folder 2 of 2] Blessed Peacemakers. Compiled by Gerald Landry in WWII. Lloyd George in WWI.

First Lines:  CO's in Germany - p. 5-6.

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Item 45 - [044 - folder 2 of 2] Spanish Mystics. - Peers. "The Mystics of Spain."

First Lines:  Menéndez y Pelayo - estimates at about 3000

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Item 46 - [045 - folder 2 of 2] Early Xtian peace tradition:

First Lines:  "It was before Constantine that Xtians made their great

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Item 47 - [046 - folder 2 of 2] Max Josef Metzger.

First Lines:  Executed April 17, 1944, in Brandenburg Prison for high treason agst. Reich and Führer.

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Item 48 - [047 - folder 2 of 2] CATHOLIC PRINCIPLES ON WAR IN GENERAL and atomic war in particular.

First Lines:  1- A christian can only licitly participate in a just war. conditions of just war: (nb we

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Item 49 - [048 - folder 2 of 2] War. Theol. Studies 1960

First Lines:  1- A christian can only licitly participate in a just war. conditions of just war: (nb we

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Item 50 - [049 - folder 2 of 2] War. Theol. Studies 1960

First Lines:  Octaviani - Hodie nisi agature de bello defensivo quo status accere

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Language:  Latin

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Item 51 - [050 - folder 2 of 2] Advent Sermon

First Lines:  Art thou He who is to come or

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Item 52 - [051 - folder 2 of 2] Purification. [Clement of Alexandria]

First Lines:  Clement Alex.- "We say that fire sanctifies not flesh but sinful souls, speaking not of the ordinary

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Item 53 - [052 - folder 2 of 2] AK Coomaraswamy.

First Lines:  'Thousand headed . . . Person . . . ruled over the ten-fingered.' . . . meaning?

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Item 54 - [053 - folder 2 of 2] Mystici Corporis. cf Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae

First Lines:  "Visible and invisible." Xt could have inparted graces personally and immediately to men.

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Notes:  Mystici Corporis Christi of Pope Pius XII.

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Item 55 - [054 - folder 2 of 2] Intellectual Virtues. - see I II Q 57 and 58.

First Lines:  2 kinds of virtue: a) Those which produce a facultas bene operandi (efficiency) b) those which also

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Item 56 - [055 - folder 2 of 2] Pentecost. 1 The Gift of the H. Spirit. St John etc. John 14: 16, 17.

First Lines:  This is carried on in the sacramental life of the Church.

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Item 57 - [056 - folder 2 of 2] St John Baptist and "Christian Philosophy? St Jerome -

First Lines:  1 Confrontation of Greek and Hebrew thought. Read - Bk of Wisdom 13: 1-9.

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