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Merton's Correspondence with:

Sr. Bridget, S.L.G.; Sr. Bridget, O.S.H.

Bridget, Sr., S.L.G. (formerly O.S.H.)  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1965, 1973
Volume: 14 item(s); 17 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Sr. Bridget is asking whether Merton can attend a meeting with Sybil Harton. At that meeting they discussed problems in determining who has a vocation, active versus contemplative leanings in the order, and an "identity crisis" that exists in many orders.

Biography

Sr. Bridget was an Anglican religious writing Merton from the Convent of St. Helena in Versailles, Kentucky. By her 1973 correspondence with the Merton Center, she was with the Convent of the Incarnation (Community of the Sisters of the Love of God) in Oxford, England.

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Related Information and Links

See also "Harton, Gladys Mary Sibyl (Robin)" file.

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. 1964/03/17 HLS to Merton Sorry, I forgot to insert the M. before your name! I know this is a poor time to write you, but I «detailed view»
2. 1964/03/31 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton Thanks for your letter and for the magazine. I have the magazine in the pile of things to get to «detailed view»
3. 1964/03/31 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Thanks for your letter and for the magazine. I have the magazine in the pile of things to get to «detailed view»
4. 1964/08/no? TLS[x] from Merton I forget if I wrote about the dates for Mrs Harton. In fact I don't remember getting your other «detailed view»
5. 1964/09/no? HLS[x] from Merton I will be expecting Mrs Harton and her holy companions, including you I hope, Oct. 15 on the Feast «detailed view»
6. 1964/10/21 TALS to Merton I have very much to say and may wind up saying little of it, but before I begin... this letter «detailed view»
7. 1964/12/28 TLS to Merton Happy Feast. I pray this finds you filled with the love, joy and peace of this season. Do you know «detailed view»
8. 1965/06/14 TALS to Merton The Sister-in-charge for the summer has just offered me a grand birthday present -- a picnic outing «detailed view»
9. 1965/06/19 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Congratulations on the birthday and thanks for your letter. I hope this reply reaches you in time «detailed view»
10. 1965/06/19 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton Congratulations on the birthday and thanks for your letter. I hope this reply reaches you in time «detailed view»
11. 1972/10/26 TLS to Center from Allchin, Arthur MacDonald, and Sr. Bridget Thank you for your letter of August 7th about my correspondence with Thomas Merton. I am replying [filed under "Allchin, Arthur MacDonald"] Allchin is replying on his own behalf and for Sr. Bridget, S.L.G. «detailed view»
12. 1973/01/24 TLS to Center from Bridget, Sr. I am writing on behalf of Father Allchin and myself with regard to our correspondence with Father «detailed view»
13. 1973/01/29 TL[x] from Center to Bridget, Sr. Many thanks for your letter of January 25th. Yes, it was good that you sent the letters to Mr. «detailed view»
14. 1973/02/12 TL[x] from Center to Bridget, Sr. Thank you very much for your letter of January 24, 1973, and the attached correspondence between «detailed view»

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