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Merton's Correspondence with:

Sr. Maria Blanca Olin; Sr. Maria Olin; Sr. Maria Blanca Olim; Olim, Maria Blanca, Sr.; Dame Blanca

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1966-1967
Volume: 5 item(s); 7 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Sr. Maria Blanca Olin asks Merton about methods of mental prayer or contemplation.


Sr. Maria Blanca Olin was a Benedictine nun of the Monastery of St. Benedict (Monestir de Saint Benet) in Montserrat, Spain.

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Olin (in the published letters as "Sr. Maria Blanca Olim") in Witness to Freedom, pp. 197-198; and see also one published letter from Merton (to "Dame Blanca") in The School of Charity, pp. 297-298.

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. 1966/01/25 HLS to Merton Desde esta venerable abadía de Stanbrook me place enviarle me saludo, que es el de toda mi «detailed view»
2. 1966/01/30 TALS[c] from Merton Thanks for your kind letter, which I will answer in English, as I think much slower in Spanish. You answering questions about mental prayer or interior prayer - basis for interior prayer in faith and that the goal is seeking God and not ourselves «detailed view»
3. 1967/03/18 (#01) HLS to Merton I know you are interested in Council's matters and your judgement [sic] is definer [sic] and dear «detailed view»
4. 1967/03/18 (#02) other to Merton SAINT BENEDICT'S MONASTERY [-] MONTSERRAT [-] 1) What do you think about monastic life? «detailed view»
5. 1967/10/16 TL[c] from Merton I am really dreadfully ashamed of having left your letter for seven months without an answer. «detailed view»

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