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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Benedictus, O.C.S.O.

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1954-1955
Volume: 2 item(s); 4 pg(s)

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1954/09/05 HLS to Merton Two years ago I send you my last letter. Meanwhile I studied with much spiritual fruit your "Introduction on Cistercian Theology", "Monastic Orientation", and "Action and Contemplation in St. Bernard" / requesting prior offer of a copy of Bread in the Wilderness / vocation shortage and monetary problems at monastery at Aelenberg «detailed view»
2. 1955/03/14 HLS to Merton Kind thanks for your hearty letter of Dec. '54! It took a long time before we succeeded, too by the sending samples of Dutch devotional art / mere 100 years of freedom for Dutch Catholics / asks Merton's reaction to charcoal pieces by Flemish expressionists / requesting drawings by Merton and photos of Gethsemani community / translating into Dutch Bread in the Wilderness, Sign of Jonas «detailed view»

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