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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Basil DePinto; Br. Basil DePinto; DePinto, Basil, Br.; Fr. Basil De Pinto; Br. Basil De Pinto

DePinto, Basil, Fr., O.S.B.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968, 1972
Volume: 14 item(s); 14 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. Basil DePinto was a Benedictine priest at Mount Saviour Monastery in Pine City, New York, and took over as editor of Monastic Studies from Brendan Collins. DePinto was a former monk of Gethsemani. He later left the Benedictines but remained a priest, serving in Rhode Island and California.

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to DePinto in The School of Charity, pp. 345-346; and see also "Collins, Bernard, Fr. (Br. Brendan Collins)" file for DePinto's predecessor at Monastic Studies.

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. 1967/08/25 TL[c] to Merton Br. Brendan is off to Collegeville to study and I'm going to try to keep MONASTIC STUDIES afloat. «detailed view»
2. 1967/09/01 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for your note, very gratifying because I would certainly hate to see "Monastic Studies" «detailed view»
3. 1967/09/30 TLS to Merton Many thanks for the "spiritual Father", which I'm sure we'll use in this issue or the next. «detailed view»
4. 1967/12/20 TLS[x] from Merton Oops so sorry forgot your letter. I have been very busy even worse than usual. About your queries «detailed view»
5. 1968/01/18 TLS to Merton Another idea for a book review: Jean Décarreaux, Monks and Civilization: The Story of Early «detailed view»
6. 1968/01/22 (#01) TL[c] from Merton We have had two of those three books read here in refectory and they are ok, but they are past «detailed view»
7. 1968/01/22 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton We have had two of those three books read here in refectory and they are ok, but they are past «detailed view»
8. 1968/04/05 TLS to Merton You expressed interest in "Sources Chrétiennes" as material for book reviews. I have the first «detailed view»
9. 1968/04/13 (#01) TLS[x] from Merton Sulpicius Serverus: why not? As long as I have plenty of time. Anyhow, do send along. «detailed view»
10. 1968/04/13 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton The xeroxes of this review article for you came in after I mailed my last thing. This will reach «detailed view»
11. 1968/06/11 TLS[x] from Merton I am really covered with confusion. The other day offprints came from Cistercian Studies-- «detailed view»
12. 1968/06/22 TLS[x] from Merton I'll send a critique of MS 5 but yesterday I looked all around and couldn't find my copy. Later! «detailed view»
13. 1972/09/06 TLS to Center from Peter, Br., O.S.B. I'm sorry that we did not meet last week. I will make copies of the correspondence between Thomas [letter from Br. Peter from Mount Saviour Monastery, who was editor of Monastic Studies at the time of this letter] «detailed view»
14. 1972/09/15 TL[c] from Center to Peter, Br., O.S.B. I too regret that I did not meet you while at Mt. Saviour for the symposium. The first thing «detailed view»

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