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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. William McNamara

McNamara, William, Fr., O.C.D., 1926-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1968
Volume: 6 item(s); 11 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. William McNamara was a Carmelite priest writing on behalf of the Spiritual Life Institute of America (SLIA) in Sedona, Arizona. He has written on the contemplative life and founded Carmelite hermitages in the United States and Canada. (Source: The School of Charity, p. 281.)

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See one published letter from Merton to William McNamara in The School of Charity, pp. 281-282.

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. 1965/04/01 HLS to Merton Just wanted you to know that our hermitage is flourishing - in a simple, poor, rustic sort of way. «detailed view»
2. 1965/05/12 TL[c] from Merton It was good to hear from you, and to receive your literature on SLIA. The new developments look «detailed view»
3. 1965/09/08 (#01) HLS to Merton Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to remain uninterrupted in Sedona with the hermits. [handwritten notes by Merton on Buddhism on second page of the letter] «detailed view»
4. 1965/09/22 TL[c] from Merton I was very interested in this little study on Buddha and Marcel and thought it very worth while. «detailed view»
5. 1968/06/25 HLS to Merton Please excuse this letterhead. How happy I'll be when the last sheet is gone. I believed the smart «detailed view»
6. 1968/07/01 TL[c] from Merton I was moved by your frank letter. I know how you feel. With such opportunities for real growth «detailed view»

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