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Merton's Correspondence with:

Sr. Miriam Benedict

Miriam Benedict, Sr., O.S.B.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 3 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Sr. Miriam had been urged to write to Merton for some years by their mutual friend Rabbi Zalman Schachter. She writes about the monastic "identity crisis" and about the new generation of "Hippies and Tinnie-Boppers."


Sr. Miriam Benedict was a Benedictine sister of Regina Laudis Monastery in Bethlehem, Connecticut. At the time of writing, she was Postulant Mistress.

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters in The School of Charity, p. 347.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1967/08/21 TALS to Merton We are reading your, Monastic Vocation and Modern Thought from the Advent 1966 issue of Monastic «detailed view»
2. 1967/09/15 TL[c] from Merton This is really a sort of round robin reply to all the various letters and notes, including a letter «detailed view»
3. 1967/09/24 TALS to Merton Thank you for your letter of the 15th and the envelope with the enclosures. The letter has been «detailed view»

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