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Merton's Correspondence with:

Mother Coakley

Coakley, Mother, R.S.C.J.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1967
Volume: 3 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Mother Coakley was a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Master of Novices of the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Albany, New York.

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Related Information and Links

See also published letters from Merton to Coakley in The School of Charity, pp. 261-262 and 320-321.

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. 1965/01/03 TL[c] from Merton Thank you and your novices again for the gift of honey, which came as a very welcome reminder of our "eulogiae" from Rule of St. Benedict / Spanish nun Etheria «detailed view»
2. 1966/11/16 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for the honey and for the news of your centenary. I did celebrate with you, and you can peace and satisfaction in the hermit life - "an acre of woods seems a wonderful exchange for the entire world" / September 8 commitment to hermit life «detailed view»
3. 1967/05/10 HLS to Merton Thank you for your great message of Christian hope sent as entrance into the Paschal season. trip to Rome as a delegate to her Order's Chapter / may ask Merton's help with questions for this meeting «detailed view»

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