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Merton's Correspondence with:

Robert Hovda; Bob Hovda; Robert Walker Hovda; Robert W. Hovda

Hovda, Robert Walker, Fr., 1920-1992  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1965
Volume: 5 item(s); 6 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. Robert Hovda writes from the St. Paul's Student Center at North Dakota State University in Fargo. He asks Merton's help in putting together contemporary Prayers of the Faithful for the Liturgical Conference in Washington, D.C. He was best known for his work in liturgical renewal but was also deeply involved in peace, civil rights, and social justice concerns. He has published a number of books on liturgy.

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Related Information and Links

See one published letter from Merton to Hovda in Witness to Freedom, p. 322; also collections of his manuscripts at the Institute of Religious Studies at North Dakota State University ‹› and at the Arca Artium collection at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John's University in Minnesota ‹›; and see also the "Rambusch, Robert" and "Kacmarcik, Frank" files.

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. 1964/08/19 TLS to Merton I was so happy to see your perceptive article on "Honest to God" in The Commonweal this week «detailed view»
2. 1965/09/24 (#01) TLS to Merton A number of reasons have presented themselves to my mind as excuses for having failed to get «detailed view»
3. 1965/09/24 (#02) other   PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL [-] June 22, Tuesday, Votive Mass for Christian Unity [enclosed with 1965/09/24 letter] «detailed view»
4. 1965/09/30 TL[c] from Merton I have taken a stab at some petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful, as you suggested. «detailed view»
5. 1965/10/05 TLS to Merton Thanks very much for your prompt response to our appeal. I like your petitions very much. «detailed view»

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