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Merton's Correspondence with:

Sr. Mary Angela Osak, Sr. Mary Osak; Sr. Angela Osak; Osak, Angela, Sr.

Osak, Mary Angela, Mother  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967, 1974
Volume: 3 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Mother Mary Angela Osak writes for Merton's advice about the reform of the religious life after the Second Vatican Council, also known as aggiornamento, especially for a contemplative order such as hers.


At the time of writing, Mother Mary Angela Osak was the Superior of the Redemptoristine Nuns in Keswick, Ontario, Canada.

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See also one published letter from Merton to Osak (published as "Mother O.") in The School of Charity, pp. 333-334.

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. 1967/05/19 TLS to Merton Please pardon this intrusion on your already busy life, but as I do not know just who to ask perhaps «detailed view»
2. 1967/05/31 TL[c] from Merton As regards the question of enclosure for contemplative nuns: certainly the principle is important, «detailed view»
3. 1974/05/22 TL[c] from Center to Osak, Mary Perhaps you remember me as a friend of Father Walsh's and Thomas Merton. I am writing in my permissions request «detailed view»

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