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Merton's Correspondence with:

Mother Mary Consolata; Mother Consolata

Consolata, Mary, Mother, O.S.C.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Mother Mary Consolata was Clarissine Abbess of the Madres Clarisas monastery in La Paz, Bolivia.

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Mother Consolata in The School of Charity, p. 377.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

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1. 1968/04/07 TLS to Merton We received the tape you made for the sisters in the Allegheny cloister, for which we are very Merton's recording for Allegheny nuns - need for contemplative orders to make their own decisions and not feel compelled to become an "active" order, yet desperate need of sick in the area - is it justifiable for them to establish clinic to help poor? - 3 nurses already in community «detailed view»
2. 1968/04/14 TL[c] from Merton It seems to me that in you circumstances there you have an obligation to do something like opening supports the establishment of a clinic - need not disrupt contemplation, but love of the poor should flow from the spirit of silence and contemplation in the community - true spirit of the Franciscan eremitism of St. Clare and St. Francis is "of the poor and not just a symbol of established religion [...] supported by the rich «detailed view»

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