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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Fidelis Smith; Fr. Thomas Fidelis Smith; Fr. Thomas Francis Smith; Fr. Francis Smith

Smith, Thomas Fidelis, Fr., O.C.S.O.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1964
Volume: 4 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. Thomas Fidelis Smith was a Trappist monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia.

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See also one published letter from Merton to Fr. Thomas Fidelis Smith in The School of Charity, pp. 176-177. This letter is also published, with a commentary by Fr. Thomas Fidelis Smith, in The Merton Annual, Volume 19.

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. 1963/06/29 TLS[x] from Merton Probably you are overdoing the Jesus Prayer a bit. I think it is all very well for a hard headed «detailed view»
2. 1964/08/20 TALS to Merton Christ's presence and Spirit be with you. Hi! How are you? It is just a little over a year ago «detailed view»
3. 1964/09/03 TAL[c] from Merton No, I have not read Schillebeeckx on MONASTICISM AND PRIESTHOOD but I am familiar with those ideas. «detailed view»
4. 1964/09/11 TLS to Merton Christ's presence and Spirit be with you. Thanks so much for your well-balanced reply. «detailed view»

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