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Merton's Correspondence with:

Beatrice Bruteau

Bruteau, Beatrice, 1930-  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 2 item(s); 2 pg(s)

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Beatrice Bruteau was a friend of Daniel Walsh and had asked Walsh to invite Merton to Fordham University for a conference by the Cardinal Bea Institute of Spirituality (Merton could not go). She writes now to submit a play written by her friend, Helen De Sola, entitled "Pandora's Box". Bruteau received a doctorate in philosophy from Fordham University, where she was one of the founders of the Teilhard Research Institute, an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin. She has authored many books and articles on the study of philosophy, mathematics and religion, demonstrating the integration of the disciplines and the East-West dialogue in religion. (Source: Merton and Judaism. Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae Press. 2003.)

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1. 1967/04/22 TLS to Merton The enclosed is a 'religious entertainment'--not exactly a play--on some of the changes, confusing enclosing a play by Helen De Sola, entitled "Pandora's Box", on life in the post-conciliar Church - liberal and conservative perspectives delivered by Pope John XXIII and Pius XII looking down from heaven «detailed view»
2. 1967/05/13 TL[c] from Merton I am sorry I have not responded sooner. Pandora's Box is wonderful. Just perfect for praise for the play / suggests sending it to Sister Mary Luke Tobin of the Sisters of Loretto since she was the American woman observer at the Second Vatican Council «detailed view»

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