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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Giulio Basetti-Sani, O.F.M.

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1967
Volume: 5 item(s); 8 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Fr. Giulio Basetti-Sani writes to Merton about Muslim-Christian dialogue, race relations, and about the contemplative life.


Fr. Giulio Basetti-Sani is first writing from Via Coeli Home for Aged and Infirm Priest in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Later, he writes from the Friary at St. Bonaventure University in New York. He had written an article of interest to Merton about Islam and Jerusalem.

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See also "Aziz, Abdul", "Bane, Elaine Michael", "Massignon, Louis", and "Six, Jean-François" files.

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1. 1963/10/31 HLS to Merton Je m'excuse de venir vous déranger. J'ai Merton's book Life of Holiness / Louis Massignon / Egypt / Islam / the book Mohammed et St. François (Mohammed and St. Francis) «detailed view»
2. 1964/10/29 TALS to Merton vous [sic] saurez m'excuser si j'ai attendu presque une année pour vous écris encore, après votre Life and Holiness / Hebert Mason / Mohammed et St. François / "Les érémites du Moyen Age et l'esprit du pèlérinage vers Jérusalem" / Pilgrimages to Jerusalem and Islamic pilgrimages / finished 3 volumes on works of Louis Massignon / Christian interpretations of the Koran «detailed view»
3. 1965/01/03 TL[c] from Merton Je vous remercie, avec un peu de retard, pour l'envoi de votre article, très intéressant d'ailleurs, «detailed view»
4. 1965/05/08 HLS to Merton Je n'ai pas esé vous déranger avant pour vous donner la nouvelle que depuis le 22 Févier je [writing now from St. Bonaventure University in New York] Merton's memory still alive among the friars / Louis Massignon / Abdul Aziz / "Vocation" in Laurel / non-violence / Vietnam «detailed view»
5. 1967/12/02 HLS to Merton I am very greatfull [sic] for your kindness sending your article: The Cross Fighters"- Notes "The Cross Fighters: Notes on a Race War" / good wishes for the meeting of cloistered nuns next week (see "Bane, Elaine Michael" file for details on this referenced conference) / need for saints and contemplatives in Church / Merton's article for The Cord / Jean-François Six (see his correspondence file) «detailed view»

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