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Merton's Correspondence with:

Archbishop George Bernard Flahiff; George Bernard Cardinal Flahiff

Flahiff, George Bernard, Archbishop, C.S.B., 1905-1989  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1966
Volume: 10 item(s); 19 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Archbishop George Bernard Flahiff, elevated to Cardinal in 1969, was bishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. At the Second Vatican Council, he was involved in what was known as Schema 13, which became Gaudium et Spes, the Pontifical Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. Merton was particularly interested in the sections on peace, war, and how it would address nuclear weapons.

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See also published letters from Merton to Flahiff in The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 245-254.

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. 1965/07/17 TL[c] from Merton I am not sure the U.S. Bishops will appreciate the enclosed, which I have sent to the Commonweal. «detailed view»
2. 1965/07/29 TLS to Merton Many thanks for your letter of the 17th which awaited me when I returned form [sic] an extended «detailed view»
3. 1965/08/13 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I was delighted to get your kind letter, and especially happy to have a chance to look at the «detailed view»
4. 1965/08/13 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I was delighted to get your kind letter, and especially happy to have a chance to look at the «detailed view»
5. 1965/12/30 TAL[c] from Merton It was a delight to get your long letter from Rome and to breathe a little of the atmosphere of the «detailed view»
6. 1966/02/28 TLS to Merton I seem always to be in the position of apologizing to you for a delay of writing. I had intended «detailed view»
7. 1966/05/15 TL[c] from Merton Recently one of the Contemplative superiors of women who is associated with Mother Angelica P.C. «detailed view»
8. 1966/06/01 TLS to Merton I was delighted to receive your letter of May 15th. Unfortunately, it arrived just as I was making «detailed view»
9. 1966/06/07 TL[c] from Merton Many thanks for your kind and encouraging letter. I certainly appreciate it, and I am glad you «detailed view»
10. undated/no/no other   biographical information / and Wm. Shannon's biographical notes plus footnotes «detailed view»

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