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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. R. J. Batten, O.P.; Fr. R.J. Batten; Batten, R.J.

Batten, R. J., Fr., O.P., 1921-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 2 item(s); 2 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. R. J. Batten was a Dominican priest writing from Wahroonga, New South Wales.

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See letters to "Lemercier, Gregorio, Dom, O.S.B." file for an earlier appraisal of Lemercier's community; and see also one published letter from Merton to Batten in The School of Charity, p. 351.

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1. 1967/10/29 TLS to Merton I know that you must be inundated with letters seeking your advice on all sorts of matters, but I'm working on new edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica / Dom Lemercier and Mexican experiment with psychiatry and monasticism / article in Blackfriars by Rosemary Haughton / Sigmund Freud / P. Albert PlĂ©'s book, Chastity & Affectivity «detailed view»
2. 1967/11/06 TL[c] from Merton I have not yet seen Rosemary Haughton's article that you refer to but perhaps the point about my qualifies Batten's statement that Merton approves of Dom Lemercier / praised them as "small progressive Benedictine foundation before the matter of the group analysis" / group may have gone overboard but excommunication extreme / group analysis with qualified psychiatrist can be valid in Post-Conciliar years «detailed view»

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