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Merton's Correspondence with:

Giorgio La Pira; Giorgio LaPira; LaPira, Giorgio

La Pira, Giorgio, 1904-1977  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1967[1973
Volume: 16 item(s); 19 pg(s)

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Biography

Giorgio La Pira was an Italian politician who was twice mayor of Florence and served as deputy of the Christian Democrats. He was serious about his Catholic faith and was in the Third Order of Saint Dominic. He brought his values to his political life and campaigned for peace and against atomic weapons. He has a cause for sainthood and was declared "venerable" by Pope Francis in 2018.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1956/07/20 other   ITALIAN APPEALS FOR THE LIBERATION OF EZRA POUND [-] On October 30th, 1955, the 70th [see "Laughlin, James" file - possibly enclosed with 1956/07/20 letter - actual date uncertain] «detailed view»
2. 1964/11/13 TAL[c] from Merton Merci de votre beau télégramme. Votre visite à Gethsemani a été une vraie joie et une grace pour «detailed view»
3. 1964/11/no? telegram to Merton "Aperit vobis Dominus portas Paradisi sicut nobis aperistis portas Monasteri stop «detailed view»
4. 1965/06/03 TL[c] from Merton Merci de m'avoir envoyé la copie de vos reflexions devant le Congiglio Communale sur l'affaire de «detailed view»
5. 1965/06/16 (#01) TL[c] to Merton questa notizia di oggi relativa alla Vostra (possiblile) visita all'ONU ed alla Casa Bianca, è come «detailed view»
6. 1965/06/16 (#02) HLS to Merton Le scriverò di nuovo: intanto Le invio copia di due lettere: 1) mandata al S.Padre; 2) mandata «detailed view»
7. 1965/06/16 (#03) TL to Merton Le scriverò di nuovo: intanto Le invio copia di due lettere: 1) mandata al S.Padre; 2) mandata «detailed view»
8. 1965/06/16 (#04) TL to Kennedy, Robert F. perchè Le scrivo? Ecco, siamo tanto impressionati, a Firenze, per l'aggravarsi crescente della [to Senator Robert Kennedy - letter dated 15 June 1965 and sent 16 June 1965] «detailed view»
9. 1965/07/08 HLS to Merton è Senatore Kennedy al quale «detailed view»
10. 1967/01/18 (#01) telegram to Merton BEG YOU SEND US FEW LINES FOR BOOK ON RECENT FLOOD OF FLORENCE AND MEANING «detailed view»
11. 1967/01/18 (#02) TL[c] from Merton Your telegram reached me this morning and I am writing a brief text immediately. I hope it will be «detailed view»
12. 1967/01/18 (#03) other   Wherever disaster strikes at man, all men feel themselves threatened. But when disaster strikes [carbon copy of an uncorrected draft of statement by Merton for a book by La Pira about the flood in Florence of 1966] «detailed view»
13. 1967/01/18 (#04) other   Wherever disaster strikes at man, all men feel themselves threatened. But when disaster strikes [signed and corrected statement by Merton for a book by La Pira about the flood in Florence of 1966] «detailed view»
14. 1973/05/29 (#01) HLS to Center from La Pira, Giorgio devo dire anzitutto "perdono" per l'immenso ritardo con cui rispondo alla Sua lettera del 7 agosto «detailed view»
15. 1973/05/29 (#02) TAL to Center from La Pira, Giorgio devo dire anzitutto "perdono" per l'immenso ritardo con cui rispondo alla Sua lettera del 7 agosto «detailed view»
16. 1973/05/29 (#03) transcript to Center from La Pira, Giorgio I must first say "Pardon me" for the great delay in answering your letter of August 7, 1972 (almost [English transcript of other letters from this date] «detailed view»

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