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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Bernard Cranor; John Cranor; fr. Stephen Cranor; Br. Stephen Cranor; Cranor, John

Cranor, Bernard, Fr., O.S.B.  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1961
Volume: 1 item(s); 1 pg(s)

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Fr. Bernard Cranor has been a Benedictine at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert since 1989. He began his monastic experience at Holy Trinity in Utah from 1951-1956, taking the name Stephen. He did not take solemn vows there, but decided to study for the Dominicans in California, where he would take the name Bernard and remain there as a priest until joining the Benedictines. It is during this time of his studies with the Dominicans that he has an exchange of letters with Merton. He was friends with another Merton correspondent, Br. Antoninus (William Everson), to whom Merton sends his greetings.

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1. 1961/04/10 TLS[x] from Merton It seems that there is a lot of that now: especially groups from Protestant seminaries visiting Protestant seminarians and professors asking about monastic life and the mystical life - must be a dialog, present both the good and the bad and learn from them / unity in Christ despite real differences - Bible better than scholastic arguments with them / American Dialogue by R. Macafee Brown and Fr. Weigel «detailed view»

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