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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Felix Donahue

Donahue, Felix, Fr., O.C.S.O., 1933-2016  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967-1968
Volume: 8 item(s); 10 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. Felix Donahue was a Trappist monk of Gethsemani. At the time of correspondence, he was studying in Rome and trying to vote by proxy in the abbatial election to replace Dom James Fox. He would later join the Trappist foundation of Nossa Senhora do Novo Mundo in Brazil.

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Related Information and Links

See published letters from Merton to Donahue in The School of Charity, pp. 359 and 361-362.

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. 1967/01/15 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your card. I was glad to hear you were getting along fine there. Rome is a great «detailed view»
2. 1967/08/25 HLS to Merton Bonne fĂȘte! Fr. Time and I shall probably celebrate it more fittingly than you for the head man [Feast of St. Louis of France] «detailed view»
3. 1967/09/27 HLS to Merton Thank you very much for the copy of the Message. I'm really sorry it wasn't what was wanted. «detailed view»
4. 1967/12/04 TLS  from Donahue, Felix et al. / to Merton Must tell you immediately how completely delighted we all are with your quick, bristling, kind [see "Doerner, Linus" file for original - from Gethsemani monks in Rome (all have separate correspondence files) - Frs. Linus Doerner, Timothy Kelly, Barnabas (Patrick H. Reardon), Felix Donahue; and Br. Patrick Hart] «detailed view»
5. 1967/12/12 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for the letters (1 Felix 1 Linus) this is a prompt election bulletin from your friendly «detailed view»
6. 1967/12/20 TLS to Merton Once again, we are deeply in your debt. (Hands are cold so the typing is going to be sloppy.) «detailed view»
7. 1967/12/26 TL[c] from Merton Your letter came through today and I am making sure that my answer gets out. I checked with Victor «detailed view»
8. 1968/01/13 TL[c] from Merton I spoke to Dom Colomban concerning the matter you mentioned. He assured me that he would be «detailed view»

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