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Censorship; Nihil Obstat; Imprimi Potest; Censor's Reports; Censors' Reports

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1948-1968
Volume: 449 item(s); 565 pg(s)

Scope and Content

This file includes documents allowing or banning publication of Merton's essays, books, and introductions to others' books. The standard procedure was to have him submit these works to two censors (who were to remain anonymous). If they saw nothing of doctrinal error or of scandalous nature, they would grant the "Nihil Obstat" (or "nothing barring" [publication]). A report would be drafted explaining criticism of style and content that would be suggested before publication or that would be a condition of granting their "Nihil Obstat". The Abbot General of the Trappists would then decide whether to grant the "Imprimi Potest" (it may be printed). If approved, he would issue a document with his signature and the names of the censors. Most of the critiques are not signed or list the censor's name. Almost all are original documents. Some are quite harsh in their criticism of Merton. Most works that were banned concern the subject of war or atomic weapons. Censors generally cited two reasons for banning such works on war: that they would cause too much scandal (too controversial), and that they were not appropriate subjects for a cloistered monk.

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Series List

Series NumberSeries NameTotal Records
1 A Dream at Arles on the Night of the Mistral 1
2 A Messenger from the Horizon 1
3 A Picture of Lee Ying 1
4 A Practical Program for Monks 1
5 Absurdity in Sacred Decoration 3
6 Active and Contemplative Orders 2
7 Advent Mystery 1
8 Advice to a Young Prophet 1
9 Alone with God 1
10 An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway 1
11 An Elegy for Five Old Ladies 5
12 And So Goodbye to Cities 1
13 And the Children of Birmingham 1
14 Apologies to an Unbeliever 2
15 Approach to Creativity 1
16 Art and Worship 19
17 Artist Soul - Roger Durey [book by Dom André Malet; translated from the French by Mother Mary St. Thomas (of Tyburn)] 1
18 Ascent to Truth 23
19 Ash Wednesday 3
20 Atlas Watches Every Evening 2
21 Attente dans le silence: le père Marie-Joseph Cassant, O. Cist. S. O., by Marie-Étienne Chenevière with preface by Merton 1
22 Balanced Life of Prayer 4
23 Baptism in the Forest [introduction to anthology, "Mansions of the Spirit: Essays in Religion and Literature"] 1
24 Baroque Gravure 2
25 Barth's Dream [included in book "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander"] 1
26 Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality 2
27 Behavior of Titans 1
28 Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in this form, see also "Seeds of Destruction"] 6
29 Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal [included in book "Seeds of Destruction"] 2
30 Blessed Are the Meek: the Roots of Christian Nonviolence 1
31 Bread in the Wilderness 4
32 Carmelite Sanctity 2
33 Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces 2
34 Christian Action in World Crisis [part of unpublished "Black Revolution and Cold War"] 4
35 Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublished "Black Revolution and Cold War"] 19
36 Christian in World Crisis [book, published as "Redeeming the Time"] 1
37 Christian Life of Prayer [early draft section of "Contemplative Prayer"] 3
38 Christian Perfection [article for "The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home"] 3
39 Christianity and Mass Movements 1
40 Christmas Devotion 2
41 Cistercian Contemplatives 3
42 City of God by St. Augustine, preface for the Modern Library Edition by Thomas Merton 1
43 Classic Chinese Thought 1
44 Clement of Alexandria: Selections from the Protreptikos 1
45 Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander 2
46 Contemplation 1
47 Contemplation and the Priesthood 1
48 Contemplation in a Rocking Chair 1
49 Death of a Trappist 2
50 Disputed Questions 5
51 Early Legend 1
52 Easter: The New Life 5
53 Edifying Cables or Familiar Liturgies of Misunderstanding [book, published as "Cables to the Ace or Familiar Liturgies of Misunderstanding"] 2
54 Elegy for James Thurber 1
55 English Mystics 4
56 Exile Ends in Glory 1
57 Faith and Violence 2
58 Few Questions - Fewer Answers 1
59 First and Last Thoughts [preface to "A Thomas Merton Reader"] 1
60 Gethsemani: The Life of Praise 1
61 Gloss of the Sin of Ixion 2
62 Good Samaritan 2
63 Grace's House 1
64 Hagia Sophia 1
65 Herakleitos the Obscure 1
66 Hermit Life 1
67 Homily on Mary 1
68 Human Way Out, The [preface to book, "Breakthrough to Peace"] 2
69 Humanity of Christ in Monastic Prayer 1
70 In Search of a Yogi, by Denys Rutledge [preface] 2
71 Integrity 1
72 Is Mysticism Normal? 1
73 Jesuits in China 2
74 Jorge Carrera Andrade 1
75 Last of the Fathers 5
76 Laudate Dominum [sound recording] 2
77 Let the Poor Man Speak 1
78 Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants 4
79 Letters in Time of Crisis 1
80 Life and Holiness 2
81 Light in Darkness 1
82 Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism 3
83 Living Bread 1
84 Loretto and Gethsemani 1
85 Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing 2
86 Macarius the Younger and Macarius and the Pony 1
87 Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter 2
88 Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship 14
89 Monastic Peace 5
90 Monk in the Diaspora 1
91 Morte d'Urban, by J.F. Powers [book review] 1
92 Mount Athos 1
93 Mystery of the Church in St. Ignatius of Antioch (Church and Bishop in St. Ignatius of Antioch) 3
94 Mystics and Zen Masters 4
95 Name of the Lord 1
96 Nativity Kerygma 2
97 New Man 5
98 New Seeds of Contemplation 11
99 Night Flowering Cactus 1
100 No Man Is an Island 4
101 Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude 5
102 Notes on Art and Worship 3
103 Notes on Sacred Art 3
104 Notes on the Lord's Prayer [book foreword] 1
105 O Sweet Irrational Worship 1
106 On Remembering Monsieur Delmas 1
107 Original Child Bomb 2
108 Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspective, and Boris Pasternak and the People with Watch Chains) 6
109 Peace in the Post-Christian Era 5
110 Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives 5
111 Portait of Peter Damian 1
112 Postulant's Guide 1
113 Prayer for Peace 1
114 Présence a Dieu et a soi meme, by Fr. François de Sainte-Marie, O.C.D. 1
115 Primacy of Contemplation 1
116 Primative Carmelite Ideal 3
117 Prometheus 5
118 Prophetic Ambiguities: Milton and Camus 1
119 Rain and the Rhinoceros 1
120 Reflections on the Character and Genius of Fenelon 1
121 Russian Mystics, by Sergius Bolshakoff with a preface by Thomas Merton 1
122 Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life (Sacred Art and Religion) 2
123 Saint John of the Ladder 2
124 Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross 8
125 Seasons of Celebration 2
126 Secular Journal 16
127 Seeds of Contemplation 2
128 Seeking God 1
129 Selections from Gandhi, selected and with an introduction by Thomas Merton 3
130 Seven Archaic Images 2
131 Sign of Jonas 18
132 Signed Confession of Crimes against the State 1
133 Some Poems of Raissa Maritain 2
134 Song for Nobody 1
135 Song for the Death of Averroes 2
136 Song: If You Seek 1
137 Soul of the Apostolate 3
138 Spirit of simplicity 3
139 Spiritual Direction [article for the New Catholic Encyclopedia] 1
140 Spiritual Direction 1
141 Spiritual Father in the Desert Tradition 2
142 Spiritual Life 1
143 Target Equals City 5
144 Tears of the Blind Lions 2
145 The Fall 1
146 The Moment of Truth 1
147 The Moslems' Angel of Death: Algeria 1961 1
148 The Ox Mountain Parable 1
149 There Has to Be a Jail for Ladies 1
150 Third Spiritual Alphabet, by Francisco de Osuna [book review by Merton] 1
151 Thoughts in Solitude 8
152 To Alphonso Cortes 1
153 Tower of Babel 4
154 Trappist Cistercian Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen) [meditation on the text] 1
155 Trappists Go to Utah 1
156 Tribute to Greatness 4
157 Two Chinese Classics 5
158 Universe as Epiphany 2
159 Virginity and Humanism in the Fathers 1
160 Vocation to Solitude 4
161 Waters of Siloe 1
162 Way of Chuang Tzu 1
163 Way of Perfection 1
164 What Are These Wounds? 1
165 What Is Contemplation? 1
166 What Is Meditation? 1
167 Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes 1
168 Wisdom in Emptiness: A Dialogue between Daisetz T. Suzuki and Thomas Merton 1
169 Wisdom of the Desert 6

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1. Series 1: 1960/11/30 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A DREAM AT ARLES, ON THE NIGHT OF THE MISTRAL — ADVICE TO A YOUNG PROPHET deux poèmes, Series 1: A Dream at Arles on the Night of the Mistral... "A Dream at Arles on the Night of the Mistral" and "Advice to a Young Prophet" [2 poems] Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
2. Series 2: 1960/04/30 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A MESSAGE FROM THE HORIZON [sic] par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Series 2: A Messenger from the Horizon... "A Messenger from the Horizon" [poem] and "Un Ermite de la Renaissance" [preface to the English edition in the U.S. of Jean Leclercq's book Alone with God, ("Seul avec Dieu")] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
3. Series 3: 1962/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Six Poems: GRACE'S HOUSE, NIGHT FLOWERING CACTUS, O SWEET IRRATIONAL WORSHIP Series 3: A Picture of Lee Ying... "A Picture of Lee Ying," "Grace's House," "Night Flowering Cactus," "O Sweet Irrational Worship," "To Alphonso Cortes," and "The Fall," [6 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
4. Series 4: 1958/12/13 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A PRACTICAL PROGRAM FOR MONKS [-] THE MOMENT OF TRUTH [-] deux poèmes du P. Louis Merton, Series 4: A Practical Program for Monks... "A Practical Program for Monks" and "The Moment of Truth" [2 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
5. Series 5: 1960/01/22 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter We received your envelope of January 16 with the enclosed manuscript on Art. We certainly appreciate Series 5: Absurdity in Sacred Decoration... "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration" [essay] «detailed view»
6. Series 5: 1960/02/22 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel ABSURDITY IN SACRED DECORATION by Thomas Merton [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Porter Series 5: Absurdity in Sacred Decoration... "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
7. Series 5: 1960/02/22? (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) 1. Absurdity in Sacred Decoration (short article) Very good propoganda [sic] against bad taste Series 5: Absurdity in Sacred Decoration... "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration" [essay], "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal [essay], "Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing [poem], "Vocation to Solitude" [essay] / censor's report (on the same page as Nihil Obstat statement) «detailed view»
8. Series 6: 1947/10/03 HNS by Chassagne, Anthony + Nihil obstat paginis quibus titulus "Active and Contemplative Orders" scriptis a Thomas Merton Series 6: Active and Contemplative Orders... "Active and Contemplative Orders" [essay] - Nihil obstat granted by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
9. Series 6: 1947/10/16 TLS by Fearns, John I am enclosing the additional pages of your manuscript ACTIVE AND CONTEMPLATIVE ORDERS. Series 6: Active and Contemplative Orders... "Active and Contemplative Orders" [essay] - Fr. John M. Fearns was Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York and grants approval for the use of additional pages to his manuscript for this article and for a quotation from Etienne Gilson's Mystical Theology of St. Bernard added to "Cistercian Contemplatives" / would like to write to Merton "about contemplation and the secular priest" «detailed view»
10. Series 7: 1963/08/10 TNS by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] 4 essays : THE ADVENT MYSTERY [-] ON REMEMBERING MONSIEUR DELMAS Series 7: Advent Mystery... "Advent Mystery," "On Remembering Monsieur Delmas," "The Name of the Lord," and "The Early Legend" [labelled "4 essays" but "Early Legend" is a poem] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Benjamin Clark - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
11. Series 8: 1960/11/30 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A DREAM AT ARLES, ON THE NIGHT OF THE MISTRAL — ADVICE TO A YOUNG PROPHET deux poèmes, Series 8: Advice to a Young Prophet... "Advice to a Young Prophet" and "A Dream at Arles on the Night of the Mistral" [2 poems] Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
12. Series 9: 1960/04/30 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A MESSAGE FROM THE HORIZON [sic] par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Series 9: Alone with God... "Alone with God" (preface, "Un Ermite de la Renaissance") [preface to the English edition in the U.S. of Jean Leclercq's book Alone with God, ("Seul avec Dieu")] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
13. Series 10: 1961/08/08 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel AN ELEGY FOR ERNEST HEMINGWAY — LORETTO AND GETHSEMANI by Fr. Louis Merton, O.L. of Gethsemani Series 10: An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway... "An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway" [poem] and "Loretto and Gethsemani" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
14. Series 11: 1958/12/14 TLS[x]  from De Bourbon, Clément / to James Fox It is an appreciated privilege to write to you, especially when having to thank you- with some delay Series 11: An Elegy for Five Old Ladies... "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] and "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / [see "Fox, James" file, Series 5, for original letter] «detailed view»
15. Series 11: 1959/02/19 HLS  from Regan, Shane / to James Fox At long last the censor work on "Art and Worship" is completed. This morning the report went off air Series 11: An Elegy for Five Old Ladies... "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] and "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / [from censor Fr. Shane Regan, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of New Melleray, Dubuque, Iowa] «detailed view»
16. Series 11: 1959/02/28 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Votre lettre du 10 m'est bien arrivée, avec les quatre copies que vous y aviez jointes. Je vous Series 11: An Elegy for Five Old Ladies... "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] and "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / [see "Fox, James" file, Series 5, for original letter] «detailed view»
17. Series 11: 1959/02/28 (#03) other by Sortais, Gabriel An Elegy for Five Old Ladies a poem by Fr. Louis Merton, O.L. of Gethsemani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Series 11: An Elegy for Five Old Ladies... "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
18. Series 11: 1959/02/28? (#01) other from Censor (anonymous) This is the censorship report on a group of three poems by Father Thomas Merton (Father Louis) Series 11: An Elegy for Five Old Ladies... "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] / censor's report «detailed view»
19. Series 12: 1963/05/14 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] A BAROQUE GRAVURE ----- AND SO GOODBYE TO CITIES [-] two poems Series 12: And So Goodbye to Cities... "And So Goodbye to Cities" - "Baroque Gravure" [poems] - [see "Baroque Gravure" file for original] «detailed view»
20. Series 13: 1963/07/22 TNS by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE CHILDREN OF BIRMINGHAM [-] a poem [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Paul Bourne, Series 13: And the Children of Birmingham... "And the Children of Birmingham" [poem] Nihil Obstat from Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
21. Series 14: 1966/05/21 (#01) TNS[x]  from Morson, John, Fr. / to James Fox Articulus periodicis americanis destinatus: Apologies to an Unbeliever; auctore P. Ludovico Series 14: Apologies to an Unbeliever... "Apologies to an Unbeliever" [essay] Nihil Obstat from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.R. and Fr. Carolus English, O.C.R. - Imprimi Potest from Fr. Deodatus Dewilde, O.C.R. «detailed view»
22. Series 14: 1966/05/21 (#02) TNS by Dewilde, Deodatus Articulus periodicis americanis destinatus: Apologies to an Unbeliever; auctore P. Ludovico Series 14: Apologies to an Unbeliever... "Apologies to an Unbeliever" [essay] Nihil Obstat from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.R. and Fr. Carolus English, O.C.R. - Imprimi Potest from Fr. Deodatus Dewilde, O.C.R. «detailed view»
23. Series 15: 1960/09/27 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel CLASSIC CHINESE THOUGHT et AN APPROACH TO CREATIVITY deux articles du Père Louis Merton, N.D. Series 15: Approach to Creativity... "An Approach to Creativity" [essay, also titled "The Catholic and Creativity" and "Theology of Creativity"] and "Classic Chinese Thought" «detailed view»
24. Series 16: 1958/04/20 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Votre lettre du 14 m'est parvenue il y a quelques jours. Je n'ai pu y répondre tout de suite, car Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book] «detailed view»
25. Series 16: 1958/04/28 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell Our dear Reverendissime wrote us this past week from Rome telling us that you have been appointed Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book] and "Monastic Peace" [book] «detailed view»
26. Series 16: 1958/06/03 other[x] by Censor (anonymous) This is the censorship report on Art and Worship, a pamphlet by Father Thomas Merton Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book] / censors report «detailed view»
27. Series 16: 1958/06/03 other[x] by Censor (anonymous) This is the censorship report on Art and Worship, a pamphlet by Father Thomas Merton Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book] / censors report «detailed view»
28. Series 16: 1958/06/22 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel "ART AND WORSHIP" par le P. Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
29. Series 16: 1958/06/22 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) This is the censorship report on Art and Worship, a pamphlet by Father Thomas Merton Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censors report «detailed view»
30. Series 16: 1958/06/22 (#03) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Criticism: Preface: page ii; paragraph 1, line 3: "mystery of Faith" -- meaning? Mysterium Fidei is Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censors report «detailed view»
31. Series 16: 1958/11/no? (#01) TL  from Bourne, Paul / to Gabriel Sortais In June of this year I granted nihil obstat to a pamphlet by Father Louis Merton of Gethsemani Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censors report on "Art and Worship" unsigned but relates to another note by Fr. Paul Bourne «detailed view»
32. Series 16: 1958/11/no? (#02) TL[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to Gabriel Sortais In June of this year I granted nihil obstat to a pamphlet by Father Louis Merton of Gethsemani Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censors report on "Art and Worship" unsigned but relates to another note by Fr. Paul Bourne - unknown if another note copied at the bottom regarding the rejection of "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" is also by Fr. Paul Bourne «detailed view»
33. Series 16: 1958/11/no? (#03) TLS  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox I know your Christmas is joyous as well as blessed today in the midst of your loving sons. Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censors comments «detailed view»
34. Series 16: 1958/12/14 TLS[x]  from De Bourbon, Clément / to James Fox It is an appreciated privilege to write to you, especially when having to thank you- with some delay Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] / [see "Fox, James" file, Series 5, for original letter] «detailed view»
35. Series 16: 1958/12/22 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received word from Reverendissime that one of the censors could not give his NIHIL OBSTAT Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censorship objections to the preface and the some of the material explaining the artwork «detailed view»
36. Series 16: 1958/12/23 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Clément De Bourbon We were so happy to receive your letter, and that you received our little expression of love Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censorship objections to the preface and the some of the material explaining the artwork «detailed view»
37. Series 16: 1958/12/25? TLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox I know your Christmas is joyous as well as blessed today in the midst of your loving sons. Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book] «detailed view»
38. Series 16: 1959/01/05 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your kind note of Christmas. It was so wonderful to hear from you. In regard to ART Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book], "Ash Wednesday" [poem], and "Easter: The New Life" [essay] «detailed view»
39. Series 16: 1959/01/09 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Shane Regan We are writing you in regard to a book-- if you want to call it that-- it is more a pictorial book-- Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / censorship objections to the preface and the some of the material explaining the artwork [to Fr. Shane Regan, O.C.S.O., New Melleray Abbey in Dubuque, IA] «detailed view»
40. Series 16: 1959/02/19 HNS[x]  from Regan, Shane / to James Fox At long last the censor work on "Art and Worship" is completed. This morning the report went off air Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] and "An Elegy for Five Old Ladies" [poem] / [from censor Fr. Shane Regan, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of New Melleray, Dubuque, Iowa] «detailed view»
41. Series 16: 1959/02/28 other by Sortais, Gabriel Art and Worship by Fr. Louis Merton. O.L. of Gethsemani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Gabriel O'Connell, Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book] / Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
42. Series 16: 1960/03/05 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne Thanks so much for your kind letter of March 1 with the Preface to DISPUTED QUESTIONS. They can go Series 16: Art and Worship... "Art and Worship" [unpublished book], "Disputed Questions [book], "Christian Life of Prayer" [book], and "Carmelite Sanctity" [essay] / [part of letter cut off] «detailed view»
43. Series 17: 1947/08/18 HNS by McNicholas, John T. "An Artist Soul - Roger Dewey" Nihil obstat. James W. O'Brian Imprimatur John T. McNicholas Series 17: Artist Soul - Roger Durey [book by Dom André Male... "Artist Soul - Roger Durey" [book by Dom Andreì Malet; translated from the French by Mother Mary St. Thomas (of Tyburn), published by the Abbey of Gethsemani] - Nihil obstat from James W. O'Brian and Imprimatur by John Timothy McNicholas, O.P., Archbishop of Cincinnati / seeemingly no Merton connection «detailed view»
44. Series 18: 1951/09/16 TLS by Bourne, Paul Enclosed you will find the document you requested for the edification or something of your friend Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] documents from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. - possibly sending "Reader's Report" also in this file, see "1951/no-month/no-day?" in "Ascent to Truth" «detailed view»
45. Series 18: 1951/09/17 TLS by Bourne, Paul An advance copy or your excellent new book, Ascent to Truth, reached us a few days ago and we are Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] censor Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. notes that indicated corrections were not made in the published copy of book «detailed view»
46. Series 18: 1951/10/07 HLS by Sortais, Gabriel Pendant la vacance Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] and "A Balanced Life of Prayer" [essay] - Nihil obstat granted by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
47. Series 18: 1951/10/31 TLS by Sortais, Gabriel Soyez sans souci pour votre "Ascent to Truth" et son "Imprimi poetst" [sic] laissez le nom de dom Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] - from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
48. Series 18: 1951/no/no (#01) other   Reader's Report Title: The Ascent to Truth Author: Thomas Merton Publisher: Harcourt, Brace Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] - Reader's report with handwritten notes (by Merton?) in red pencil «detailed view»
49. Series 18: 1951/no/no (#02) other   Reader's Report Title: The Ascent to Truth Author: Thomas Merton Publisher: Harcourt, Brace Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] - Reader's report, uncorrected «detailed view»
50. Series 18: 1951/no/no (#03) other   Reader's Report Title: The Ascent to Truth Author: Thomas Merton Publisher: Harcourt, Brace Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth" [book] - Reader's report with handwritten notes (by Merton?) in black pencil «detailed view»
51. Series 18: 1953/12/04 (#01) TLS by Sortais, Gabriel Voici les remarqes des Censeurs sur la traduction française de votre livre "Ascent to Truth". Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] - censors' comments enclosed with this letter (see item #2 of the same date) «detailed view»
52. Series 18: 1953/12/04 (#02) other by Censor (anonymous) Copie des Remarques du Premier Censeur. "Au point de vue de la foi et des meurs: Nihil Obstat. Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] - remarks of the first censor «detailed view»
53. Series 18: 1953/12/04 (#02) other by Censor (anonymous) LA MONTEE VERS LA LUMIERE. traduit de l'américain par Marie Tadié. Ce nouvel ouvrage de Thomas Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] - censors' comments, dated 1953/November/09, enclosed with letter of 1953/December/04 «detailed view»
54. Series 18: 1953/12/04 (#03) other by Censor (anonymous) Extrait de la lettre envoyée par le second Censeur. Je croyais que les Américains étaient des gens Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] - remarks of the second censor «detailed view»
55. Series 18: 1953/12/29? (#01) TLS by Sortais, Gabriel Voici lettre du 9 m'est arrivée avec pas mal de retard, étant donné mes déplacements Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] «detailed view»
56. Series 18: 1954/01/24 TLS by Bernard, Fr., O.C.S.O. J'ai reçu le II Janvier votre lettre du 7, et hier le manuscrit en parfait état. Merci de votre Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / from Fr. Bernard of the Abbey of Cîteaux «detailed view»
57. Series 18: 1954/02/17 TACS by Bernard, Fr., O.C.S.O. Enfin une semaine tranquille: je peux me mettre sérieusement au travail pour vous. Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / contains censor's notes and Merton's marginal comments and reactions to these notes in pen / from Fr. Bernard of the Abbey of Cîteaux «detailed view»
58. Series 18: 1954/03/08 TALS by Bernard, Fr., O.C.S.O. Je pense que vous avez bien reçu la lettre où je vous posais quelques questions au sujet Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / contains censor's notes and Merton's marginal comments and reactions to these notes in pen / from Fr. Bernard of the Abbey of Cîteaux «detailed view»
59. Series 18: 1954/03/18 TL[c] to Bernard, Fr., O.C.S.O. It will be quicker for me to write to you in English. The reason for my delay in replying was that Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / contains responses to censor's notes / to Fr. Bernard of the Abbey of Cîteaux «detailed view»
60. Series 18: 1954/03/29 (#01) TALS by Bernard, Fr., O.C.S.O. J'ai bien reçu votre lettre du 18, ainsi que la feuille renvoyée le lendemain. Albin Michel m'avait Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / contains censor's notes and Merton's marginal comments and reactions to these notes in pen / from Fr. Bernard of the Abbey of Cîteaux «detailed view»
61. Series 18: 1954/03/29 (#01) other[c]   Preface-- ... si elles le sont vraiment. Le lecteur ne doit pas se presser en parcourant ces pages. Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / enclosed with letter of 1954/March/29 «detailed view»
62. Series 18: 1954/05/19 TLS by André, Fr., O.C.S.O. Je vous recevoie aujourd'hui, par le même courier, le 3a Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / from Fr. André of the Abbey of Tamié «detailed view»
63. Series 18: 1954/05/30 TLS by de Bourbon, Clément Encore une lettre su "La Montée vers la Lumière". Vous allez dire que je vous .... rase. Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / from Fr. Clément de Bourbon, O.C.S.O., secretary to Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
64. Series 18: 1954/06/12 TLS by Bernard, Fr., O.C.S.O. Je m'étonnais de ne pas recevoir de réponse à ma dernière demande de reseignements en vue Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière") [book] / from Fr. Bernard of the Abbey of Cîteaux «detailed view»
65. Series 18: 1954/06/27 TLS by de Bourbon, Clément Veuillez m'excuser de répondre en retard à votre lettre du 8, je pensais attendre la réponse Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "Ascent to Truth," translated into French ("La montée vers la lumière"); and "The Sign of Jonas," translated into French ("Le signe de Jonas") [books] / from Fr. Clément de Bourbon, O.C.S.O., secretary to Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
66. Series 18: 1956/08/24 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox En vous envoyant le 17 de ce mois mon IMPRIMI POTEST pour "Thirty-seven Meditations", je vous Series 18: Ascent to Truth... "The Ascent to Truth" [book] and "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under draft title, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] / [for original letter, see "Fox, James" file, Series 5] «detailed view»
67. Series 19: 1959/01/05 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your kind note of Christmas. It was so wonderful to hear from you. In regard to ART Series 19: Ash Wednesday... "Ash Wednesday" [poem], "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book], and "Easter: The New Life" [essay] «detailed view»
68. Series 19: 1959/01/07 HNS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox I'm really distressed at being so in arears with the censorship. Just after Christmas I came down Series 19: Ash Wednesday... "Ash Wednesday" [poem] and "Easter: The New Life" [essay] «detailed view»
69. Series 19: 1959/01/19 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Six Articles: 1 - The Way of Perfection 2 - Ash Wednesday 3 - Spiritual Direction 4 - Easter : the Series 19: Ash Wednesday... "Ash Wednesday" [poem], "Easter: The New Life" [essay], "The Way of Perfection" [essay], "Spiritual Direction" [essay], "Christianity and Mass Movements" [essay], and "Hail, Holy Queen" ("The Trappist Cistercian Salve Regina") [meditation on the text] «detailed view»
70. Series 20: 1959/07/02 (#01) other by Sortais, Gabriel ATLAS WATCHES EVERY EVENING article du P. Merton, de N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Series 20: Atlas Watches Every Evening... "Atlas Watches Every Evening" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
71. Series 20: 1959/07/02? (#02) other by Censor (anonymous) I was wondering why Edison and Ford should be mentioned with such men as Hitler and Stalin, etc. Series 20: Atlas Watches Every Evening... "Atlas Watches Every Evening" [essay] - from file labeled "Fr. Paul [Bourne] and Thomas Aquinas [Porter] -- censors for small articles and poems…" «detailed view»
72. Series 21: 1961/no/no? TN by Censor (anonymous) Quant à la Préface écrite par Père Louis pour l'édition américaine de la vie de Père Cassant, Series 21: Attente dans le silence: le père Marie-Joseph Cass... "Attente dans le silence: le père Marie-Joseph Cassant, O. Cist. S. O." [book] by Marie-Étienne Chenevière with preface by Merton - lists certain lines to be left out of the American edition «detailed view»
73. Series 22: 1951/05/28 HLS by Bourne, Paul Your pamphlet on prayer is very good. If I may offer one minor suggestion it is that you break up Series 22: Balanced Life of Prayer... "Balanced Life of Prayer" [book/pamphlet] / from censor Fr. Paul Bourne «detailed view»
74. Series 22: 1951/06/04 HLS by Malloy, Maurice This pamphlet is eminently worthwhile. It clarifies the part that the right use of the Mass, Series 22: Balanced Life of Prayer... "Balanced Life of Prayer" [book/pamphlet] / from censor Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
75. Series 22: 1951/07/30 TLS by Floersh, John Your manuscript, entitled "A Balanced Life of Prayer", was finally returned to me this morning Series 22: Balanced Life of Prayer... "Balanced Life of Prayer" [book/pamphlet] / from Archbishop John A. Floersh granting Imprimatur on the condition of making a change recommended by a censor «detailed view»
76. Series 22: 1951/08/27 TL by Malloy, Maurice As I read the proofs of your new book, "The Ascent to Truth," I noted down on one page an outline Series 22: Balanced Life of Prayer... "Balanced Life of Prayer" [book/pamphlet] / from censor Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
77. Series 23: 1967/03/03 TNS by Hermans, Vincent Nihil obstat: fr. Paulus Boarne, O.C.R. ) fr. Emmanuel Rodgriques, O.C.R. ) Censores deputati Series 23: Baptism in the Forest [introduction to anthology, ... "Blessed are the Meek" [essay] and "Baptism in the Forest" [introduction to anthology, Mansions of the Spirit by George Andrew Panichas] / Nihil obstat from censors Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Imprimi potest by Fr. Vincent Hermans, delegated by the abbot general «detailed view»
78. Series 24: 1963/05/14 (#01) TNS by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] A BAROQUE GRAVURE ----- AND SO GOODBYE TO CITIES [-] two poems Series 24: Baroque Gravure... "Baroque Gravure" - "And So Goodbye to Cities" [poems] Nihil Obstat from Fr. Charles English and Fr. Benjamin Clark - Imprimi Potest from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
79. Series 24: 1963/05/14 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe un IMPRIMI POTEST pour Père Louis. Désirant que ce document Series 24: Baroque Gravure... "Baroque Gravure" - "And So Goodbye to Cities" [poems] «detailed view»
80. Series 25: undated/02/09 HNS by Fox, James Imprimi Potest has been granted for "Barth's Dream". Delay came b/c one censor had 1 title Series 25: Barth's Dream [included in book "Conjectures of a ... "Barth's Dream" [included in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander from 1966] - the copies given the two censors had different titles, they were confused by the Abbot General for two works, each needing a second censor «detailed view»
81. Series 26: 1956/07/20 (#01) TLS[x]  from Merton to Thomas Aquinas Porter It would be simpler if I called you by your name as I never have the slightest difficulty Series 26: Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality... [addressed to "Father Censor no 2" - likely Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter, O.C.S.O. from context, see also letter from Merton to Porter dated 1956/08/27] «detailed view»
82. Series 26: 1956/07/20 (#02) other[x]   CHANGES Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality. 1- Page 4, second paragraph: delete paragraph and Series 26: Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality... [addressed to "Father Censor no 2" - likely Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter, O.C.S.O. from context, see also letter from Merton to Porter dated 1956/08/27] «detailed view»
83. Series 27: 1961/03/15 TLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox The day before yesterday I received your letter containing the three "little articles" by Fr. Louis, Series 27: Behavior of Titans... "The Behavior of Titans" [book], "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book], and "three 'little articles'" «detailed view»
84. Series 28: 1964/02/04 TLS[x]  from Gillet, Ignace / to James Fox Les censeurs m'ont envoyé chacunun compte rendu favorable pour un article de Père Raymond, auquel Series 28: Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in... "Black Revolution and Cold War" [unpublished book / many sections published as Seeds of Destruction] / [see "Fox" file for original letter] «detailed view»
85. Series 28: 1964/02/07 TLS[c]  from Fox, James / to Ignace Gillet I received your charming note of February 4. I appreciate the Imprimi Potest for good Father Series 28: Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in... "Black Revolution and Cold War" [unpublished book / many sections published as Seeds of Destruction] / regarding last article/essay "Letters in Time of Crisis" «detailed view»
86. Series 28: 1964/02/14? (#01) TAN by Fox, James RE: BLACK REVOLUTION AND COLD WAR by Fr Louis Merton [-] Imprimi Potest Date [-] Black Revolution: Series 28: Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in... "Black Revolution and Cold War" [unpublished book / many sections published as Seeds of Destruction] - Imprimi potest dates for individual articles from proposed book: "Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal." "The Legend of Tucker Caliban," "Peace, Christian Duties and Perspectives," Christian Ethics and Nuclear War," "Christian Action in World Crisis," and "Letters in Time of Crisis" [not approved until after this] «detailed view»
87. Series 28: 1964/02/14? (#02) TAN by Fox, James RE: BLACK REVOLUTION AND COLD WAR (new title: SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION) By Father Louis Merton Series 28: Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in... "Black Revolution and Cold War" [unpublished book / many sections published as Seeds of Destruction] - [later draft (compare to Item #01)] Imprimi potest dates for individual articles from proposed book: "Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal." "The Legend of Tucker Caliban," "Peace, Christian Duties and Perspectives," Christian Ethics and Nuclear War," "Christian Action in World Crisis," and "Letters in Time of Crisis" «detailed view»
88. Series 28: 1964/02/14? (#03) HN by Fox, James My letter of 2/14 Series 28: Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in... "Black Revolution and Cold War" [unpublished book / many sections published as Seeds of Destruction] «detailed view»
89. Series 28: 1964/02/18 transcript  from Gillet, Ignace / to James Fox Votre lettre du 7 m'est parvenue le 11, mais c'est aujourd'hui seulement que je trouve le temps, Series 28: Black Revolution and Cold War [unpublished book in... "Black Revolution and Cold War" [unpublished book / many sections published as Seeds of Destruction] / and "Original Child Bomb" [poem] / [see "Fox" file for original letter] «detailed view»
90. Series 29: 1963/08/10 (#01) TNS by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE BLACK REVOLUTION [-] Letters to a White Liberal [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : Series 29: Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal [incl... "Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal" [essay / section of book - published in Seeds of Destruction] - Nihil Obstat from Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
91. Series 29: 1963/08/10 (#02) TNS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe cinq IMPRIMI POTEST pour Père Louis. Le cher Père va, je le vois Series 29: Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal [incl... "Black Revolution: Letters to a White Liberal" [essay / section of book - published in Seeds of Destruction] - Nihil Obstat from Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
92. Series 30: 1967/03/03 TNS[x] by Hermans, Vincent Nihil obstat: fr. Paulus Boarne, O.C.R. ) fr. Emmanuel Rodgriques, O.C.R. ) Censores deputati Series 30: Blessed Are the Meek: the Roots of Christian Nonvi... "Blessed are the Meek" [essay] and "Baptism in the Forest" [introduction to anthology, Mansions of the Spirit by George Andrew Panichas] / Nihil obstat from censors Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Imprimi potest by Fr. Vincent Hermans, delegated by the abbot general [see "Baptism in the Forest" for original] «detailed view»
93. Series 31: 1952/09/22 TLS by Bourne, Paul In the absence of your dear Rev. Father I take the responsibility of addressing this criticism Series 31: Bread in the Wilderness... "Bread in the Wilderness" [book - here under original title of "Contemplation in the Liturgy"] censor's notes from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
94. Series 31: 1952/09/30 TALS by Fearns, John I am subjoring the comments in full of the reader of Father Merton's BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS. Series 31: Bread in the Wilderness... "Bread in the Wilderness" [book] censor's notes from the Rt. Rev. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York «detailed view»
95. Series 31: 1952/10/23 TL[c] to Fearns, John It has been some time since Mr MacGregor of New Directions sent me the comments of your reader Series 31: Bread in the Wilderness... "Bread in the Wilderness" [book] responses by Merton to censor's notes of the Rt. Rev. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York «detailed view»
96. Series 31: 1952/12/02 TLS by Malloy, Maurice CENSOR'S REMARKS ON "BREAD IN THE WILDERNESS, OR CONTEMPLATION IN THE LITURGY, Series 31: Bread in the Wilderness... "Bread in the Wilderness" [book] censor's notes from Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O., of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
97. Series 32: 1960/03/05 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne Thanks so much for your kind letter of March 1 with the Preface to DISPUTED QUESTIONS. They can go Series 32: Carmelite Sanctity... "Carmelite Sanctity" [essay], "Art and Worship" [unpublished book], "Disputed Questions [book], and "Christian Life of Prayer" [book] / [part of letter cut off] «detailed view»
98. Series 32: 1960/04/30 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel CARMELITE SANCTITY par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas d'Aquin Series 32: Carmelite Sanctity... "Carmelite Sanctity" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
99. Series 33: 1961/08/31 (#01) TNS by Sortais, Gabriel Père Louis Merton [-] N.D. de Gethsémani [-] CHANTS TO BE USED IN PROCESSIONS ..... NIHIL Series 33: Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with... "Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces" (here as "Chants to Be Used in Processions...") and "The Good Samaritan" [2 poems] - Nihil Obstat from Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter and Fr. Gabriel O'Connell - Imprimi Possunt from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
100. Series 33: 1961/08/31 (#02) TNS[x] by Censor (anonymous) page 2, last two lines: "Love is free, and does not seek a good object: makes its object good,.." Series 33: Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with... "Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces" (here as "Chants to Be Used in Processions...") and "The Good Samaritan" [2 poems] - censor's notes «detailed view»
101. Series 34: 1962/03/07 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Il me faut d'abord accuser réception de vos deux dernières lettres: celle du 14 Février, avec copie Series 34: Christian Action in World Crisis [part of unpublis... "Christian Action in World Crisis" [essay] / [see also "Fox" file, Series 5] «detailed view»
102. Series 34: 1962/03/07 (#02) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CHRISTIAN ACTION IN WORLD CRISIS [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Peter Logue, February 13 Series 34: Christian Action in World Crisis [part of unpublis... "Christian Action in World Crisis" / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Peter Logue and Fr. Columban Heaney; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
103. Series 34: 1962/03/07 (#03) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) I've had a long tussle, Father, with this sentence on p.9: "While it may be all very well Series 34: Christian Action in World Crisis [part of unpublis... "Christian Action in World Crisis" / a censor's report / [see also "Fox" file, Series 5] «detailed view»
104. Series 34: 1962/03/07 (#04) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Je viens de lire l'article de Thomas Merton, "Christian Action in World Crisis". Ci-inclus le Nihil Series 34: Christian Action in World Crisis [part of unpublis... "Christian Action in World Crisis" / a censor's report / [see also "Fox" file, Series 5] «detailed view»
105. Series 35: 1961/11/30? TLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox You are very thoughtful to recall the matter of postage. Now I will be able to enter the office by Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities") / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
106. Series 35: 1961/12/16 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received word from our Most Rev. Abbot General in regard to the article on PEACE written Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
107. Series 35: 1962/01/03? HLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox All under control, I trust. Did the best I could by "Peace," and now pray it will descend upon us. Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
108. Series 35: 1962/01/12 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne I received your gracious note on the Feast Day of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, with the returned Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
109. Series 35: 1962/01/13 TLS[x] from from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Ceci est seulement une courte note pour accompagner l'IMPRIMI POTEST que vous trouverez ci-joint. Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / [see "Fox" file for original] «detailed view»
110. Series 35: 1962/01/18 HLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Here is a returned ms of Fr. Louis - Nuclear War and Frather Jn Eudes article for the Cath. Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
111. Series 35: 1962/01/22 (#01) TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your gracious note January 18 with the two manuscripts. Here we go again! I wish they Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
112. Series 35: 1962/01/22? (#02) HLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Two more "little articles" received and will be cared for. Notice from Rome that Fr. Louis recent Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
113. Series 35: 1962/01/23 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We certainly are keeping the Air Mail or Postal Clerks busy these days. I just received your note Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] and other essays on peace and nuclear war (possibly also referring to "Target Equals City" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Responsibilities" / [see the "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
114. Series 35: 1962/01/25 HLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Somehow, somewhere, I've mislaid the copy of Fr. Louis article on nuclear warfare. Would you be kind Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] (not clear if it is this essay, but estimated from the time period and content) / see "Bourne, Paul" file for original «detailed view»
115. Series 35: 1962/01/30 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Votre lettre du 9 Janvier m'est parvenue il y a quelques jours seulement. Quelques points Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" and "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" - items specific to these essays and other issues regarding censorship «detailed view»
116. Series 35: 1962/01/31 TL[x]  from Censor (anonymous) / to Gabriel Sortais Father Clement will explain to you the procedure I followed in censoring the article of Father Louis Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / suggests change in title and to leave out references to Bishop Fulton Sheen unless Merton demonstrates his authority to cite him «detailed view»
117. Series 35: 1962/02/12 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND NUCLEAR WAR [-] article pour la revue "Jubilee". Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / see "Fox" file for original «detailed view»
118. Series 35: 1962/02/12 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez ici deux IMPRIMI POTEST pour P. Louis. Le troisième censeur de "Christian Ethics .." Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / French version of "The Monastic Peace" «detailed view»
119. Series 35: 1962/02/14 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel Sortais First, to acknowledge your letter of January 13 with the Imprimi Potest for the manuscript of Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / acknowledges receipt of Imprimi Potest for "Clement of Alexandria" / [see "Fox" file for signed carbon] «detailed view»
120. Series 35: 1962/02/18 HLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Had word from Fr. Clement that Nuclear War has been cleared for publication. Still can't find Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] / [from Fr. Paul Bourne, censor from the Monastery of the Holy Ghost in Conyers, Georgia, to Dom James Fox - see "Bourne, Paul" for original] «detailed view»
121. Series 35: 1962/02/20 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel Sortais We received your letter postmarked February 12 at Burgos in Spain. We were very happy to receive Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / [see "Fox" file for signed carbon] «detailed view»
122. Series 35: 1962/02/21 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne I received your gracious note of Septuagesima Sunday. Don't worry about the other copy of CHRISTIAN Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay] / [from Dom James Fox to Fr. Paul Bourne, censor from the Monastery of the Holy Ghost in Conyers, Georgia - see "Bourne, Paul" for original] «detailed view»
123. Series 35: 1962/04/17 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Le troisième censeur de "Target equals City" vient seulement de m'envoyer son rapport. Series 35: Christian Ethics and Nuclear War [part of unpublis... "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / "Target Equals City" [essay, one of the chapters from the posthumously published manuscript of "Peace in the Post-Christian Era"] / [see "Fox" file for signed original] «detailed view»
124. Series 36: 1964/07/21 TNS by Gillet, Ignace THE CHRISTIAN IN WORLD CRISIS by Thomas Merton ------ Ex parte Ordinis : IMPRIMI POTEST : Series 36: Christian in World Crisis [book, published as "Red... "Christian in World Crisis" [book - later called Redeeming the Time] - Imprimi Potest from Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
125. Series 37: 1960/03/05 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne Thanks so much for your kind letter of March 1 with the Preface to DISPUTED QUESTIONS. They can go Series 37: Christian Life of Prayer [early draft section of "... "Christian Life of Prayer" [book], "Art and Worship" [unpublished book], "Disputed Questions [book], and "Carmelite Sanctity" [essay] / [part of letter cut off] «detailed view»
126. Series 37: 1960/06/22 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel THE CHRISTIAN LIFE OF PRAYER par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT Series 37: Christian Life of Prayer [early draft section of "... "Christian Life of Prayer" [book] / Nihil Obstat, Shane Regan and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
127. Series 37: undated/no/no other by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT [-] "The Christian Life of Prayer" [-] CRITICISM: [-] Page 3, line 3: Series 37: Christian Life of Prayer [early draft section of "... "Christian Life of Prayer" [essay] later combined with essay "Christian Perfection" (also included in these censors reports) - criticism from an anonymous censor with annotations by Merton - Nihil Obstat granted «detailed view»
128. Series 38: 1961/10/12 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CONTEMPLATION [-] HERMIT LIFE [-] CHRISTIAN PERFECTION [-] 3 articles for "The Series 38: Christian Perfection [article for "The Catholic En... "Christian Perfection" [article for The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home], Contemplation [essay], "Hermit Life [essay], and "Spiritual Life" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
129. Series 38: 1961/10/12? (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Article entitled, Perfection, Christian Remark: With regard to opportuneness; page 8, last Series 38: Christian Perfection [article for "The Catholic En... "Christian Perfection" [article for The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home] - added to the end of "The Christian Life of Prayer" (also included in these censors reports) - criticism from an anonymous censor - Nihil Obstat granted «detailed view»
130. Series 38: 1961/10/12? (#03) other by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT [-] "Christian Perfection" [-] CRITICISM: [-] Page 1, line 1: "vow" - change Series 38: Christian Perfection [article for "The Catholic En... "Christian Perfection" [article for The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home] - added to the end of "The Christian Life of Prayer" (also included in these censors reports) - criticism from an anonymous censor with annotations by Merton - Nihil Obstat granted «detailed view»
131. Series 39: 1959/01/19 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Six Articles: 1 - The Way of Perfection 2 - Ash Wednesday 3 - Spiritual Direction 4 - Easter : the Series 39: Christianity and Mass Movements... "Christianity and Mass Movements" [essay], "Ash Wednesday" [poem], "Easter: The New Life" [essay], "The Way of Perfection" [essay], "Spiritual Direction" [essay], and "Hail, Holy Queen" ("The Trappist Cistercian Salve Regina") [meditation on the text] «detailed view»
132. Series 40: 1964/07/21 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel Nihil obstat paginis (A Christmas Devotion) fr. m. Gabriel O'Connell, OCSO Censor. Dec 2, 1947. Series 40: Christmas Devotion... "Christmas Devotion" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
133. Series 40: 1964/07/21 TNS by Chassagne, Anthony Nihil obstat paginis quibus titulus "A CHRISTMAS DEVOTION" scriptis a Thoma Merton. Series 40: Christmas Devotion... "Christmas Devotion" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Anthony Chassagne, O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
134. Series 41: 1947/08/14 (#01) TLS by Fearns, John I am enclosing herewith the official nihil obstat sheet for "Cistercian Contemplatives." Series 41: Cistercian Contemplatives... "Cistercian Contemplatives" [book/pamphlet] - Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York / enclosing official form of the same date «detailed view»
135. Series 41: 1947/08/14 (#02) other by Fearns, John Title of Pamphlet: CISTERCIAN CONTEMPLATIVES Author: ? Publisher: The Trappists of Gethsemani Series 41: Cistercian Contemplatives... "Cistercian Contemplatives" [book/pamphlet] - Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York / Imprimatur of Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York «detailed view»
136. Series 41: 1947/09/20 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel "Cistercian Contemplatives" Gethsemani Abbey - centenary booklet by Fr. Louis. Nihil Obstat Series 41: Cistercian Contemplatives... "Cistercian Contemplatives" [book/pamphlet] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
137. Series 42: 1950/01/27 TLS by Chassagne, Anthony PREFACE TO ST. AUGUSTINE'S CITY OF GOD for Modern Library Edition by Thomas Merton. Series 42: City of God by St. Augustine, preface for the Mode... "City of God" by St. Augustine, preface for the Modern Library Edition by Thomas Merton [book] - advice by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) "what good can come of taking that crack at lukewarm Catholics in a Modern Library Edition of St. Augustine's City of God." «detailed view»
138. Series 43: 1960/09/27 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel CLASSIC CHINESE THOUGHT et AN APPROACH TO CREATIVITY deux articles du Père Louis Merton, N.D. Series 43: Classic Chinese Thought... "Classic Chinese Thought" and "An Approach to Creativity" [essay, also titled "The Catholic and Creativity" and "Theology of Creativity"] «detailed view»
139. Series 44: 1962/01/13 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA [-] Selections from the PROTREPTIKOS -o- Preface to Merton Series 44: Clement of Alexandria: Selections from the Protrep... "Clement of Alexandria" [book / essay] and "First and Last Thoughts" [preface to A Merton Reader] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Gabriel O'Connell and Fr. Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais / also contains anonymous censor's notes «detailed view»
140. Series 45: 1965/11/21 TAL  from Censor (anonymous) / to Ignace Gillet This is a collection of essays by Father Louis, totalling more than four hundred pages. Its unity is Series 45: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander... "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" (here under an old title, "Barth's Dream and Other Conjectures") / censor's remarks «detailed view»
141. Series 45: 1966/02/14 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton CONJECTURES OF A GUILTY BYSTANDER [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Benjamin Clark, Series 45: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander... "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" - Nihil Obstat, Benjamin Clark and Charles English; Imprimi Potest, Dom Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
142. Series 46: 1961/10/12 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CONTEMPLATION [-] HERMIT LIFE [-] CHRISTIAN PERFECTION [-] 3 articles for "The Series 46: Contemplation... Contemplation [essay], "Christian Perfection" [article for The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home], "Hermit Life [essay], and "Spiritual Life" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
143. Series 47: 1948/01/12 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel Contemplation and the Priesthood Article for Messenger of the Sacred Heart Nihil obstat Series 47: Contemplation and the Priesthood... "Contemplation and the Priesthood" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
144. Series 48: 1948/04/15 TLS by Chassagne, Anthony Remarks concerning an article by Thomas Merton O.C.S.O. for Integrity: CONTEMPLATION IN A ROCKING Series 48: Contemplation in a Rocking Chair... "Contemplation in a Rocking Chair" [essay] - censor's remarks by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) / recommends two changes but grants Nihil obstat and leaves decision on changes to Merton's judgment «detailed view»
145. Series 49: 1947/09/05 HNS by Chassagne, Anthony "Death of a Trappist" by Thomas Merton Nihil obstat Sept. 5, 1947 fr m. Anthony Chassgne, OCSO Series 49: Death of a Trappist... "Death of a Trappist" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
146. Series 49: 1947/09/09 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel "Death of a Trappist" by Thos. Merton Nihil obstat f m. Gabriel O'Connell OCSO Sept. 9, 1947 Series 49: Death of a Trappist... "Death of a Trappist" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
147. Series 50: 1960/03/01 HLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox First - please tell Fr. Louis to go ahead with his preface to Disputed Questions - nihil obstat. Series 50: Disputed Questions... "Disputed Questions" [book, censorship of preface to the book] / [see "Bourne, Paul" file for original] «detailed view»
148. Series 50: 1960/03/05 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne Thanks so much for your kind letter of March 1 with the Preface to DISPUTED QUESTIONS. They can go Series 50: Disputed Questions... "Disputed Questions [book], "Carmelite Sanctity" [essay], "Art and Worship" [unpublished book], and "Christian Life of Prayer" [book] / [part of letter cut off] «detailed view»
149. Series 50: 1960/06/02 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell Here we come again knocking at your door with a bundle of "little articles" by our Father Louis. Series 50: Disputed Questions... "Disputed Questions" and "The New Man" [books]; "Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism," "Herakleitos the Osbscure," "A Portrait of Peter Damian," and "Let the Poor Man Speak" [essays] «detailed view»
150. Series 50: 1960/06/17 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Preface to DISPUTED QUESTIONS par le P. Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Series 50: Disputed Questions... "Disputed Questions" [book] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
151. Series 50: undated/no/no other[x]  from Wulff, Augustine / to James Fox As instructed by you I read through the Argentine translation of Fr. M. Louis' "Disputed Questions". Series 50: Disputed Questions... "Disputed Questions" [book] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
152. Series 51: 1963/08/10 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] 4 essays : THE ADVENT MYSTERY [-] ON REMEMBERING MONSIEUR DELMAS Series 51: Early Legend... "The Early Legend," "On Remembering Monsieur Delmas," "Advent Mystery," and"The Name of the Lord,"[labelled "4 essays" but "Early Legend" is a poem / original in "Advent Mystery" file] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Benjamin Clark - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
153. Series 52: 1959/01/05 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your kind note of Christmas. It was so wonderful to hear from you. In regard to ART Series 52: Easter: The New Life... "Easter: The New Life" [essay], "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book], and "Ash Wednesday" [poem] «detailed view»
154. Series 52: 1959/01/07 HNS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox I'm really distressed at being so in arears with the censorship. Just after Christmas I came down Series 52: Easter: The New Life... "Easter: The New Life" [essay] and "Ash Wednesday" [poem] «detailed view»
155. Series 52: 1959/01/19 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Six Articles: 1 - The Way of Perfection 2 - Ash Wednesday 3 - Spiritual Direction 4 - Easter : the Series 52: Easter: The New Life... "Easter: The New Life" [essay], "Ash Wednesday" [poem], "The Way of Perfection" [essay], "Spiritual Direction" [essay], "Christianity and Mass Movements" [essay], and "Hail, Holy Queen" ("The Trappist Cistercian Salve Regina") [meditation on the text] «detailed view»
156. Series 52: 1962/05/16 TALS[x]  from Wolfer, Vianney / to Paul Bourne May I ask for a little assistance from you in a matter which is both for the peace of my conscience Series 52: Easter: The New Life... "Easter: The New Life" [essay] - Fr. Vianney of Gethsemani heard Merton's article read in the refectory - concerned about what Fr. Vianney sees as Merton's confusion over the terms "law" and "liberty" (and "Christian liberty and love") / Merton as Master of Choir Novices and teacher of mystical theology «detailed view»
157. Series 52: 1962/05/25 HNS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to Vianney Wolfer First may I say that I owe you some sort of explanation for never thus far having enlisted your aid Series 52: Easter: The New Life... "Easter: The New Life" [essay] - Fr. Vianney of Gethsemani heard Merton's article read in the refectory - response to Fr. Vianney's concerns about what he sees as Merton's confusion over the terms "law" and "liberty" (and "Christian liberty and love") «detailed view»
158. Series 53: 1967/06/27 transcript by Censor (anonymous) Our hermit, Fr. Louis, has a new book ready, poetry this time, entitled: Edifying Cables or Series 53: Edifying Cables or Familiar Liturgies of Misunders... "Edifying Cables or Familiar Liturgies of Misunderstanding" [book - published as Cables to the Ace or Familiar Liturgies of Misunderstanding] - censor could not understand the poems and "assume[s] it to be innocuous" - grants Nihil Obstat [also contains similar message (another censor?) from 1967/06/27] «detailed view»
159. Series 53: 1967/07/29 other by Gillet, Ignace LECTORIBUS SALUTEM IN DOMINO. Nos, frater Maria Ignatius GILLET, Archi-abbas Cistercii necnon Abbas Series 53: Edifying Cables or Familiar Liturgies of Misunders... "Edifying Cables, or Familiar Liturgies of Misunderstanding" / Imprimi Potest by Dom Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
160. Series 54: 1961/12/11 TLS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton ELEGY FOR JAMES THURBER a poem NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Bede Graham, November 23, Series 54: Elegy for James Thurber... "Elegy for James Thurber" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Bede Graham and Bellarmine McQuiston; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
161. Series 55: 1961/03/11 TLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox All my best wishes for an abundant increase of the grace of this feast! I am returning Fr. Louis' Series 55: English Mystics... "The English Mystics" / [dated "Ascension, 1961" / see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for original] «detailed view»
162. Series 55: 1961/06/15 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel THE ENGLISH MYSTICS article du Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsemani. NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Series 55: English Mystics... "The English Mystics" / [see also "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file] «detailed view»
163. Series 55: 1961/06/20 HLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox The "little articles," the introduction to Pere Francois' book, written by fr. Louis was forwarded Series 55: English Mystics... "The English Mystics" and "Two Chinese Classics" / [see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for original] «detailed view»
164. Series 55: 1961/06/23 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter My, my, my, what a surprise to receive your letter from Norwood, Ohio! Congratulations and prayerful Series 55: English Mystics... "The English Mystics" and "Two Chinese Classics" / [see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for Fox's carbon] «detailed view»
165. Series 56: 1953/03/11 TALS by de Bourbon, Clément C'est la première fois que je vous écris et ce n'est peut-être pas la dernière. Series 56: Exile Ends in Glory... "Exile Ends in Glory," translated into French ("L'exil s'achève dans la gloire ; la vie de Mère Marie-Berchmans, Trappistine Missionaire") [book] / from Fr. Clément de Bourbon, O.C.S.O., secretary to Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
166. Series 57: 1967/05/31 other by Censor (anonymous) I have been asked to censor Faith and Violence, by Father Louis MERTON. This is a collection Series 57: Faith and Violence... "Faith and Violence" [book] / two censors reports (one dated April 18 and one dated May 31, 1967 / on one sheet) «detailed view»
167. Series 57: 1967/07/04 other by Gillet, Ignace Nos, frater Maria Ignatius GILLET, Archi-Abbas Cistercii necnon Abbas Generalis Ordinis Series 57: Faith and Violence... "Faith and Violence" [book] / Imprimi Potest, Dom Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
168. Series 58: 1965/09/09 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] FEW QUESTIONS - FEWER ANSWERS [-] an article [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Paul Series 58: Few Questions - Fewer Answers... "Few Questions - Fewer Answers" [essay] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
169. Series 59: 1962/01/13 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA [-] Selections from the PROTREPTIKOS -o- Preface to Merton Series 59: First and Last Thoughts [preface to "A Thomas Mert... "First and Last Thoughts" [preface to A Merton Reader] and "Clement of Alexandria" [book / essay] / [see "Clement of Alexandria" file] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Gabriel O'Connell and Fr. Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais / also contains anonymous censor's notes «detailed view»
170. Series 60: 1966/03/11 TNS[x] by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] FEW QUESTIONS - FEWER ANSWERS [-] an article [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Paul Series 60: Gethsemani: The Life of Praise... "Gethsemani: The Life of Praise" [book of photographs with text by Merton] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest granted by Fr. Deodatus De Wilde on behalf of Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
171. Series 61: 1962/11/15 (#01) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] GLOSS ON THE SIN OF IXION a poem NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Paul Bourne, November 5, Series 61: Gloss of the Sin of Ixion... "Gloss on the Sin of Ixion" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
172. Series 61: 1962/11/15 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Voici un IMPRIMI POTEST pour un poème de Père Louis, "Gloss on the sin of Ixion". Les censeurs n'ont Series 61: Gloss of the Sin of Ixion... "Gloss on the Sin of Ixion" [poem] «detailed view»
173. Series 62: 1961/08/31 (#01) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Père Louis Merton [-] N.D. de Gethsémani [-] CHANTS TO BE USED IN PROCESSIONS ..... NIHIL Series 62: Good Samaritan... "The Good Samaritan" and "Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces" (here as "Chants to Be Used in Processions…") [2 poems] - Nihil Obstat from Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter and Fr. Gabriel O'Connell - Imprimi Possunt from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
174. Series 62: 1961/08/31 (#02) TNS[x] by Censor (anonymous) page 2, last two lines: "Love is free, and does not seek a good object: makes its object good,.." Series 62: Good Samaritan... "The Good Samaritan" and "Chant to Be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces" (here as "Chants to Be Used in Processions...") [2 poems] - censor's notes «detailed view»
175. Series 63: 1962/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Six Poems: GRACE'S HOUSE, NIGHT FLOWERING CACTUS, O SWEET IRRATIONAL WORSHIP Series 63: Grace's House... "Grace's House," "Night Flowering Cactus," "O Sweet Irrational Worship," "To Alphonso Cortes," "The Fall," and "A Picture of Lee Ying" [6 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
176. Series 64: 1962/09/07 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] HAGIA SOPHIA, a poem [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Bede Graham, 10 Mai 1962 Series 64: Hagia Sophia... "Hagia Sophia" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
177. Series 65: 1960/06/17 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel HERAKLEITOS THE OBSCURE par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Series 65: Herakleitos the Obscure... "Herakleitos the Obscure" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
178. Series 66: 1961/10/12 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CONTEMPLATION [-] HERMIT LIFE [-] CHRISTIAN PERFECTION [-] 3 articles for "The Series 66: Hermit Life... "Hermit Life [essay], "Christian Perfection" [article for The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and Home], Contemplation [essay], and "Spiritual Life" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
179. Series 67: 1963/09/05 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST IN MONASTIC PRAYER -o- A HOMILY ON MARY -o- NIHIL OBSTAT Series 67: Homily on Mary... "A Homily on Mary" and "The Humanity of Christ in Monastic Prayer" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
180. Series 68: 1962/02/12 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Preface to "The Human Way Out" [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Bellarmine McQuiston, 30 Series 68: Human Way Out, The [preface to book, "Breakthrough... "The Human Way Out" [preface to Breakthrough to Peace / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston and Fr. Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
181. Series 68: 1962/02/no? other[x] by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT for PREFACE to "The Human Way Out" Series 68: Human Way Out, The [preface to book, "Breakthrough... "The Human Way Out" [preface to Breakthrough to Peace / censor's comments «detailed view»
182. Series 69: 1963/09/05 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST IN MONASTIC PRAYER -o- A HOMILY ON MARY -o- NIHIL OBSTAT Series 69: Humanity of Christ in Monastic Prayer... "The Humanity of Christ in Monastic Prayer" [essay] and "A Homily on Mary" / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
183. Series 70: 1962/11/26 (#01) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Preface to: "In Search of a Yoga" [sic] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Bellarmine Series 70: In Search of a Yogi, by Denys Rutledge [preface]... "In Search of a Yogi" [document incorrectly states, "Yoga"] by Denys Rutledge [preface by Merton] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston and Fr. Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
184. Series 70: 1962/11/26 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez ici un IMPRIMI POTEST your une Préface écrite par P. Louis à un ouvrage intitulé Series 70: In Search of a Yogi, by Denys Rutledge [preface]... "In Search of a Yogi" [document incorrectly states, "Yoga"] by Denys Rutledge [preface by Merton] / [see "Fox, James" file for the original letter] «detailed view»
185. Series 71: 1948/04/23 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel Book Review - For Commonweal Article -- "Integrity Nihil obstat Fra Gabriel O'Connell O.C.S.O. Series 71: Integrity... "Integrity" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
186. Series 72: 1949/08/25 HLS by Chassagne, Anthony MS "Is Mysticism Normal? by fr. m. Louis Merton O.C.S.O. pg 6 - middle - punctuation -- last half Series 72: Is Mysticism Normal?... "Is Mysticism Normal?" [essay] - censor's advice by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
187. Series 73: 1962/07/16 TANS by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT [-] "The Jesuits in China" (Fr. M. Louis) [-] CRITICISM: Title Series 73: Jesuits in China... "Jesuits in China" [essay] criticism - will not give Nihil Obstat but would like to see essay rewritten or passed to another censor - views Merton's essay as incoherent in style and confusing to the reader «detailed view»
188. Series 73: 1962/09/15 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE JESUITS IN CHINA [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Gabriel O'Connell [-] fr. M. Paul Series 73: Jesuits in China... "Jesuits in China" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Gabriel O'Connell and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
189. Series 74: 1960/07/23 TLS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel JORGE CARRERA ANDRADE an essay by Thomas Merton, NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Porter, Series 74: Jorge Carrera Andrade... "Jorge Carrera Andrade" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell, Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
190. Series 75: 1953/06/24 HLS by Sortais, Gabriel On n'arrive pas Series 75: Last of the Fathers... "Last of the Fathers" [book] and the French translation of "What Are These Wounds," ("Quelles sont ces plaies? : vie d'une mystique Cistercienne Sainte Lutgarde d'Aywières") [book] - from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
191. Series 75: 1953/09/09 TALS by Porter, Thomas Aquinas Notre Révéndissime Père Général me charge de répondre à votre lettre du 13 août, retardée Series 75: Last of the Fathers... "Last of the Fathers" [book] - sent by a Fr. Thomas (signature unclear but looks like "Thomas Aq," possibly Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter, O.C.S.O.) / contains handwritten note from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O. with an Imprimi potest «detailed view»
192. Series 75: 1953/10/29 TALS by Bourne, Paul This Intro. to Doctor Mellifluus seems to me quite the best thing of this sort you have done. Series 75: Last of the Fathers... "Last of the Fathers" [book] - from censor Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. (see also the "Bourne, Paul" correspondence file) «detailed view»
193. Series 75: 1953/11/06 HLS by Malloy, Maurice It goes without saying that I give (in quantum possum) my NIHIL OBSTAT to these additional 36 pages Series 75: Last of the Fathers... "Last of the Fathers" [book] from censor, Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
194. Series 75: undated/no/no HNS by Malloy, Maurice Criticism of "The Last of the Fathers" preface (5 pages) page 2, line 15, intransigent Series 75: Last of the Fathers... "Last of the Fathers" [book] from censor, Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
195. Series 76: 1951/02/21 HLS by Bourne, Paul Your prelude to the chant afforded a sort of Laetare Sunday diversion in my Lenten reading. Series 76: Laudate Dominum [sound recording]... "Laudate Dominum" [sound recording] - program notes by Merton on slipcase - from censor Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. (see also the "Bourne, Paul" file in the correspondence) «detailed view»
196. Series 76: 1951/02/28 HLS by Malloy, Maurice I return herewith your commentary that is to accompany the forthcoming phonographic records Series 76: Laudate Dominum [sound recording]... "Laudate Dominum" [sound recording] - program notes by Merton on slipcase / from censor Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
197. Series 77: 1960/06/22 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel LET THE POOR MAN SPEAK par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Gabriel Series 77: Let the Poor Man Speak... "Let the Poor Man Speak" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
198. Series 78: 1961/01/10 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Note biographique sum dom Chautard (préface pour une nouvelle édition de THE SOUL OF THE APOSTOLATE) Series 78: Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants... Note on Pablo Antonio Cuadra, "Soul of the Apostolate" by Dom Chautard [book with biographical note by Merton] and "The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
199. Series 78: 1961/11/22 (#01) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] SPIRITUAL DIRECTION an article for the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Series 78: Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants... "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" [essay] and "Spiritual Direction [article for the New Catholic Encyclopedia] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston and Fr. Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
200. Series 78: 1961/11/22? (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) page 7, first paragraph- God must be allowed the right to speak unpredictably. The Holy Spirit, Series 78: Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants... "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" [essay] / censor's notes «detailed view»
201. Series 78: 1962/01/31 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox En ce qui concerne les traductions en espagnol, pour l'Amérique du Sud, des oeuvres de Père Louis, Series 78: Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants... "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" [essay] / censorship of book Disputed Questions «detailed view»
202. Series 79: 1964/02/18 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] LETTERS IN TIME OF CRISIS (an article) [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Paul Bourne, Series 79: Letters in Time of Crisis... "Letters in Time of Crisis" [essay] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
203. Series 80: 1960/07/27 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel CHRISTIAN PERFECTION by Thomas Merton, O.L. of Gethsemani Abbey NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Series 80: Life and Holiness... "Life and Holiness" [book, at this time under the title, "Christian Perfection"] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
204. Series 80: 1963/01/24 TAL[x]  from Merton to Paul Bourne Just to avoid misunderstandings in the record for censorship: two things. a) An article in the Series 80: Life and Holiness... "Life and Holiness" [book] and "Virginity and Humanism in the Fathers" [essay] «detailed view»
205. Series 81: 1960/01/16 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel LIGHT IN DARKNESS by Thomas Merton NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Porter, Dec. 8, 1959 Series 81: Light in Darkness... "Light in Darkness: the Ascetic Doctrine of St. John of the Cross" [introduction to "Counsels of Light and Love," by St. John of the Cross; later chapter of "Disputed Questions"] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais / and "What Is Meditation" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Shane Regan and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
206. Series 82: 1960/06/02 TL[x] to from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell Here we come again knocking at your door with a bundle of "little articles" by our Father Louis. Series 82: Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism... "Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism," "Herakleitos the Osbscure," "A Portrait of Peter Damian," and "Let the Poor Man Speak" [essays]; and "Disputed Questions" and "The New Man" [books] «detailed view»
207. Series 82: 1960/06/02 TLS[x] to from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter I am sorry to have to bother you again with this little bundle of "small articles"-- especially so Series 82: Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism... "Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism" [essay] and "The New Man" [books] «detailed view»
208. Series 82: 1960/06/17 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel LITURGY AND SPIRITUAL PERSONALISM par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani Series 82: Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism... "Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
209. Series 83: undated/no/no TAN by Stone, Naomi Burton Merton Notes on THE LIVING BREAD Please note that these notes were taken down by me from The Rev. Series 83: Living Bread... "The Living Bread" [book] - notes by Naomi Burton Stone, Merton's literary agent, from feedback by the Rev. Wilfred Thibodeau, S.S.S. «detailed view»
210. Series 84: 1961/08/08 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel AN ELEGY FOR ERNEST HEMINGWAY — LORETTO AND GETHSEMANI by Fr. Louis Merton. O.L. of Gethsemani Series 84: Loretto and Gethsemani... "Loretto and Gethsemani" [essay] and "An Elegy for Ernest Hemingway" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
211. Series 85: 1960/02/22 other[x] from Censor (anonymous) 1. Absurdity in Sacred Decoration (short article) Very good propoganda [sic] against bad taste Series 85: Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing... "Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing [poem], "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration" [essay], "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal [essay], and "Vocation to Solitude" [essay] / censor's report (on the same page as Nihil Obstat statement) «detailed view»
212. Series 85: 1960/03/01 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel LOVE WINTER WHEN THE PLANT SAYS NOTHING poème de Thomas Merton, abbaye N.D. de Gethsémani Series 85: Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing... "Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Paul Bourne and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
213. Series 86: 1963/03/29 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] MACARIUS THE YOUNGER [-] MACARIUS AND THE PONY [-] two poems [-] NIHIL OBSTAT Series 86: Macarius the Younger and Macarius and the Pony... "Macarius and the Pony" and "Macarius the Younger" [two poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Benjamin Clark and Fr. Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
214. Series 87: 1961/11/09 (#01) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] SEVEN ARCHAIC IMAGES [-] a poem [-] THE MACHINE GUN IN THE FALLOUT SHELTER Series 87: Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter... "The Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter" [essay] and "Seven Archaic Images [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
215. Series 87: 1961/11/09 (#02) other[x] from from Censor (anonymous) / to Gabriel Sortais This is the censorship report on a poem and an article by Father M. Louis of Gethsemani. The poem, Series 87: Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter... "The Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter" [essay] and "Seven Archaic Images [poem] / censorship report «detailed view»
216. Series 88: 1947/06/02 TLS[x]  from Fearns, John / to James Laughlin I am enclosing the official sheet bearing the "nihil obstat" and "imprimatur" for Father Louis Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... [one page of letter and one page censorship form for Figures for an Apocalypse] «detailed view»
217. Series 88: 1947/06/02 TLS by Fearns, John I have returned your manuscript to your publishers, "New Directions" and have also sent them Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... notice that Nihil obstat from Fr. John M. A. Fearns, Censor Librorum of the Archdiocese of New York, was sent to Merton's publisher, New Directions - does not state which book, but is likely "Figures for an Apocalypse" [book of poems] given the date / concerning publishing in secular magazines «detailed view»
218. Series 88: 1947/07/10 TLS  from Fadiman, Clifton / to Merton Thank you for your kind letter of June 19. I ask you to believe me when I say that many of us Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... Clifton Fadiman writes on behalf of the short-lived magazine '47: The Magazine of the Year, which survived through 1948 and presented a wide range of contemporary topics in the United States. Fadiman was best know for book reviews and recommended reading lists. Merton wrote him on June 19 (letter not extant), and Fadiman encourages Merton to contribute (see related letter of Fearns, 1947/July/21). «detailed view»
219. Series 88: 1947/07/21 TLS by Fearns, John For the writings of a cleric, there are two provisions in canon law. The first is, that to do any Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... Fr. John M. Fearns was Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York and responds to a letter of Merton's (letter not extant), in which Merton seems to be asking about the censorship process for publication in secular magazines. Merton seems to have forwarded a letter of Clifton Fadiman (see related letter of Fadiman, 1947/July/10). «detailed view»
220. Series 88: 1947/10/07 HLS by O'Connell, Gabriel This article is, on the whole, is [sic] clear, well-connected and stimulating. It strikes me, Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... Nihil obstat for an unknown essay from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
221. Series 88: 1948/04/17 TLS by Fearns, John The usual procedure is to have the publisher submit an entire volume at one time, and if I may, Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... from Fr. John M. A. Fearns, Censor Librorum of the Archdiocese of New York, asking publisher to submit complete book of poetry and not individual poems / concerning publishing in secular magazines «detailed view»
222. Series 88: 1952/01/05 other[c]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox There have been brought to Our attention some abuses which might have been introduced Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais to Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani - pointing out certain rules from the censorship requirements from the general chapter of 1927 that were not being well observed «detailed view»
223. Series 88: 1952/09/25 TLS by Sortais, Gabriel A côte de la longue lettre que je viens de vous écrire relative à vos livres je vous en dois Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
224. Series 88: 1952/no/no (#01) other   Ordre des Cisterciens de la Stricte Observance STATUT DE LA CENSURE DES PUBLICATIONS Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... «detailed view»
225. Series 88: 1952/no/no (#02) other   Ordre des Cisterciens de la Stricte Observance STATUT DE LA CENSURE DES PUBLICATIONS Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... «detailed view»
226. Series 88: 1953/11/06 TALS by Sortais, Gabriel Vous m'avez réjoui en me dissant que vous avez écrit un livre de méditations. J'ai déjà eu occasion Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais, O.C.S.O. «detailed view»
227. Series 88: 1954/07/13 other[c]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Certaines prescriptions du Statut de la Censure, edicte par le Chapitre General de 1952, ne sont pas Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... from Abbot General Gabriel Sortais to Dom James Fox, Abbot of Gethsemani - pointing out certain rules from the censorship requirements from the general chapter of 1952 that were not being well observed «detailed view»
228. Series 88: undated/09/21 HLS by Bourne, Paul Of course you may keep your New Yorker section intact! It was really rather priggish of me Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... from censor Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. (see also the "Bourne, Paul" file in the correspondence) «detailed view»
229. Series 88: undated/no/no TL  from American Trappist Abbot / to James Fox There is one further matter, Reverend Father, which I hesitate to speak of, but which I feel Series 88: Miscellaneous Correspondence Concerning Censorship... complains of Merton publishing in "the very radical paper" The Catholic Worker, "which some Americans believe is a tool of the Communists" / does not like the association between Merton's "radical" views and the rest of the Trappist Order - will cause confusion among the faithful «detailed view»
230. Series 89: 1957/09/09 TL[x] from Censor (anonymous) This is the censorship report on Father Louis' latest book, MONASTIC PEACE. It is intended Series 89: Monastic Peace... "Monastic Peace" [book] - censorship report «detailed view»
231. Series 89: 1957/09/17 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe l'IMPRIMI POTEST pour "MONASTIC PEACE". Je vous le donne bien Series 89: Monastic Peace... "Monastic Peace" [book] «detailed view»
232. Series 89: 1957/09/17 (#02) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel MONASTIC PEACE par le P. Louis MERTON Nihil Obstat: fr. M Gabriel O'CONNELL, 20 Aout 1957 Series 89: Monastic Peace... "Monastic Peace" [book] / Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
233. Series 89: 1958/04/28 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell Our dear Reverendissime wrote us this past week from Rome telling us that you have been appointed Series 89: Monastic Peace... "Monastic Peace" [book] and "Art and Worship" [manuscript for an unpublished book] «detailed view»
234. Series 89: 1959/07/11 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel LA PAZ MONASTICA par Thomas Merton - Traduit de l'américain par Josefina Martinez Alinari. NIHIL Series 89: Monastic Peace... "Monastic Peace" [book - Spanish translation] / Nihil Obstat, Santiago Hernandez de Pablo; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
235. Series 90: 1964/05/27 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] THE MONK IN THE DIASPORA & TRIBUTE TO GANDHI (two articles) Series 90: Monk in the Diaspora... "Monk in the Diaspora" and "Tribute to Gandhi" [essays] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest granted by Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
236. Series 91: 1962/10/03 TLS[x]  from Merton to Godfrey Leo Diekmann Suddenly the censor has made a discovery, and a very nice one. He says it is an immemorial custom Series 91: Morte d'Urban, by J.F. Powers [book review]... "Morte d'Urban" by J.F. Powers [review by Merton] «detailed view»
237. Series 92: 1959/06/01 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel MOUNT ATHOS par le P. Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsemani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Porter Series 92: Mount Athos... "Mount Athos" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
238. Series 93: 1962/03/06 TALS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne Here we come again knocking at your door just as Lent approches, with a little penance for our Series 93: Mystery of the Church in St. Ignatius of Antioch (... "The Mystery of the Church in Saint Ignatius of Antioch" [essay] / [see "Bourne, Paul" file for carbon of letter from Dom James Fox to Fr. Paul Bourne, a censor from Our Lady of the Holy Ghost, Conyers, Georgia] / note about sending the poem, "Hagia Sophia" «detailed view»
239. Series 93: 1962/06/30 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH IN ST. IGNATIUS an article [-] THERE HAS TO BE A JAIL Series 93: Mystery of the Church in St. Ignatius of Antioch (... "The Mystery of the Church in Saint Ignatius of Antioch" [essay], "There Has to Be a Jail for Ladies" [poem], and "Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bede Graham and Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
240. Series 93: undated/no/no   Merton Series 93: Mystery of the Church in St. Ignatius of Antioch (... «detailed view»
241. Series 94: 1965/09/09 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] Twelve Essays [-] MYSTICS AND ZEN MASTERS - CLASSIC CHINESE THOUGHT Series 94: Mystics and Zen Masters... "Mystics and Zen Masters", "Classic Chinese Thought", "Love and Tao", "The Jesuits in China", "From Pilgrimage to Crusade", "Virginity and Humanism in the Fathers", "English Mystics", "Self Knowledge in Gertrude More and Augustine Baker", "Russian Mystics", "Protestant Monasticism", "Pleasant Hill", "Contemplation and Ecumenism" [book - 12 essay for book, "Mystics and Zen Masters"] Imprimi Potest «detailed view»
242. Series 94: 1965/09/no? (#01) TAN by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT = Twelve Essays Without Title. = by Thomas Merton [-] Ms -200 pages. Series 94: Mystics and Zen Masters... "Mystics and Zen Masters," "Self-Knowledge," and "Contemplation and Ecumenism" [book, "Mystics and Zen Masters"] all twelve essays granted Nihil obstat, comments made on the above three essays «detailed view»
243. Series 94: 1965/09/no? (#02) TL[x] from from Censor (anonymous) / to Gabriel Sortais A manuscript of Father Louis of Gethsemani (Thomas Merton) has been sent to me for censorship. Series 94: Mystics and Zen Masters... "Mystics and Zen Masters" [see also "Fox" file "Series 1, Undated Item #8" for an original typed copy] «detailed view»
244. Series 94: 1967/01/24 other[x]   ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE CENSOR OF BOOKS ST. JOSEPH'S SEMINARY Series 94: Mystics and Zen Masters... "Mystics and Zen Masters" / Nihil Obstat, Edward J. Montano, Censor Librorum; Imprimatur, Terence J. Cooke «detailed view»
245. Series 95: 1963/08/10 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] 4 essays : THE ADVENT MYSTERY [-] ON REMEMBERING MONSIEUR DELMAS Series 95: Name of the Lord... "The Name of the Lord," "On Remembering Monsieur Delmas," "Advent Mystery," and "The Early Legend" [labelled "4 essays" but "Early Legend" is a poem / original in "Advent Mystery" file] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Benjamin Clark - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
246. Series 96: 1956/10/31 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Quelques lignes seulement pour vous transmettre les avis des Censeurs concernant un petit article Series 96: Nativity Kerygma... "Nativity Kerygma" [essay] «detailed view»
247. Series 96: 1959/01/15 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your kind note the other day in regard to those little articles of Father Louis, Series 96: Nativity Kerygma... "Nativity Kerygma" [essay] «detailed view»
248. Series 97: 1960/03/08 TLS[x]  from De Bourbon, Clément / to James Fox Once again I have to say: MEA CULPA!! As I am keeping in hand the censorship's files, I was Series 97: New Man... "New Man" [book] «detailed view»
249. Series 97: 1960/06/03 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter I am sorry to have to bother you again with this little bundle of "small articles"-- especially so Series 97: New Man... "New Man" [book] and "Liturgy and Spiritual Personalism [essay] «detailed view»
250. Series 97: 1960/06/11 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel THE NEW MAN par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Gabriel O'Connell, Series 97: New Man... "New Man" [book] / Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
251. Series 97: 1960/no/no? (#01) TAN by Censor (anonymous) Suggestions Concerning the Ms. entitled THE NEW MAN by Fr. Louis, of Gethsemani. (139 pages) Series 97: New Man... "New Man" [book] - censor's criticisms «detailed view»
252. Series 97: 1960/no/no? (#02) TN[c] by Censor (anonymous) Suggestions Concerning the Ms. entitled THE NEW MAN by Fr. Louis, of Gethsemani. (139 pages) Series 97: New Man... "New Man" [book] - censor's criticisms - from file labeled "Fr. Paul [Bourne] and Thomas Aquinas [Porter] -- censors for small articles and poems…" «detailed view»
253. Series 98: 1961/03/12? TNS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox The censorship report is mailed Romewards containing my fullest of the New Seeds. Do hope this Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book] - [dated "Laetare Sunday" - 1961 from context and that Sunday was March 12 in 1961] «detailed view»
254. Series 98: 1961/03/15 TLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox The day before yesterday I received your letter containing the three "little articles" by Fr. Louis, Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book], "The Behavior of Titans" [book], and "three 'little articles'" «detailed view»
255. Series 98: 1961/03/28 TNS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox The censorship report is mailed Romewards containing my fullest of the New Seeds. Do hope this Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book] «detailed view»
256. Series 98: 1961/04/10 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel NEW SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsésmani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book] / Nihil Obstat, Paul Bourne and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
257. Series 98: 1961/04/10? (#02) other[x] from Censor (anonymous) "Suggestions" Concerning the Ms. Entitled NEW SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION by Fr. Louis, of Gethsemani Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book] / censor's report «detailed view»
258. Series 98: 1962/11/22 (#01) TLS[x]  from Merton to Gabriel Sortais Voici une copie de la lettre (en anglais) que je viens d'envoyer a Marie Tadié pour lui dire Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book - French edition] «detailed view»
259. Series 98: 1962/11/22 (#02) TLS[x]  from Merton to Marie Tadié Troubles do not cease, do they? I have just received the observations of the French censor on Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book - French edition] «detailed view»
260. Series 98: 1962/11/22 (#03) other[x] from Censor (anonymous) NEW SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION For French edition: Chapter 2. (see English language edition p.13) Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book - French edition] / censor's report «detailed view»
261. Series 98: 1962/11/22 (#04) other[x] from Censor (anonymous) Thomas Merton NOUVELLE SEMENCES DE CONTEMPLATION Chaptire I: Qu'est-ce que la contemplation Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation" [book - French edition] / censor's report «detailed view»
262. Series 98: undated/no/no (#01) TAN by Censor (anonymous) Thomas Merton [-] NOUVELLES SEMENCES DE CONTEMPLATION [-] Chapitre I : Qu'est-ce Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... [see also "Anselm, Fr." file in correspondence] "New Seeds of Contemplation," translated into French ("Nouvelles Semences de Contemplation") [book] - censors criticisms with Merton's annotations - censor takes issue with Merton's criticism of Descartes - the idea of the "I am", whether a concept of Christian contemplation or Hindu - love as source of contemplation «detailed view»
263. Series 98: undated/no/no (#02) TN by Merton End of Chapter 2. Last three lines of p. 13, rewite and add as follows: after the sentence ending Series 98: New Seeds of Contemplation... "New Seeds of Contemplation," translated into French ("Nouvelles Semences de Contemplation") [book] - Merton's corrections for French edition «detailed view»
264. Series 99: 1962/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Six Poems: GRACE'S HOUSE, NIGHT FLOWERING CACTUS, O SWEET IRRATIONAL WORSHIP Series 99: Night Flowering Cactus... "Night Flowering Cactus," "A Picture of Lee Ying," "Grace's House," "O Sweet Irrational Worship," "To Alphonso Cortes," and "The Fall," [6 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
265. Series 100: 1955/01/21 TAN by Censor (anonymous) CRITICISMS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE PROLOGUE, ENTITLED: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Series 100: No Man Is an Island... "No Man Is an Island" [book - entitled "Viewpoints" in manuscript] censor's criticism of the prologue - Merton notes in pencil "came too late for changes to be made" «detailed view»
266. Series 100: 1955/02/14 other[x] by Fearns, John OFFICE OF THE CENSOR OF BOOKS READER'S REPORT Title MAN Author Louis Merton Series 100: No Man Is an Island... "No Man Is an Island" [book] - reader's report for manuscript titled here as "Man" ("No Man Is an Island") - contains handwritten note by Robert Giroux, Merton's editor and publisher - likely from Fr. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York «detailed view»
267. Series 100: 1955/02/21 TL[x]  from Giroux, Robert / to John Fearns On receipt of your letter of February 18th, enclosing the reader's comments on NO MAN IS AN ISLAND, Series 100: No Man Is an Island... "No Man Is an Island" [book] - from publisher Robert Giroux to Fr. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York «detailed view»
268. Series 100: 1955/04/09 TAN to Fearns, John Mr Giroux has finally sent me the censor's report on No Man Is an Island. I have also heard from my Series 100: No Man Is an Island... "No Man Is an Island" [book] - to Fr. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum for the Archdiocese of New York «detailed view»
269. Series 101: 1960/04/09 TLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Have just mailed the censorship report on the two brief pieces you refer to in your recent note and Series 101: Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude... "Notes on a Philosophy of Solitude" «detailed view»
270. Series 101: 1960/04/25 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel NOTES FOR A PHILOSOPHY OF SOLITUDE par Thomas Merton NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Porter Series 101: Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude... "Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude" / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
271. Series 101: undated/no/no (#01) TN by Censor (anonymous) REFLECTIONS UPON THE Ms. NOTES FOR A PHILOSOPHY OF SOLITUDE by Fr. Louis Series 101: Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude... "Notes on a Philosophy of Solitude" - censor's criticism - thinks Merton has a problem with authority and the monastic way of life and should focus on living his Cistercian life more fully instead of writing or focusing on events outside the monastery «detailed view»
272. Series 101: undated/no/no (#02) TN by Censor (anonymous) "A propos de NOTES FOR A PHILOSOPHY OF SOLITUDE, les deux censeurs trouvent que Series 101: Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude... "Notes on a Philosophy of Solitude" - censor's criticism «detailed view»
273. Series 101: undated/no/no (#03) TN by Censor (anonymous) "A propos de NOTES FOR A PHILOSOPHY OF SOLITUDE, les deux censeurs trouvent que Series 101: Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude... "Notes on a Philosophy of Solitude" - censor's criticism (same as previous but missing final page) «detailed view»
274. Series 102: 1964/02/24 (#01) TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] NOTES ON ART AND WORSHIP [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Paul Bourne, February 9 Series 102: Notes on Art and Worship... "Notes on Art and Worship" [essay] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
275. Series 102: 1964/02/24 (#02) TN from Censor (anonymous) I concede the nihil obstat but wish to bring the following to the attention of the author. 1. Series 102: Notes on Art and Worship... "Notes on Art and Worship" [essay] Censor's notes «detailed view»
276. Series 102: 1964/02/25 TLS[x]  from Gillet, Ignace / to James Fox Les censeurs m'ont envoyé leur compte-rendu favorable sur NOTES ON ART AND WORSHIP. Series 102: Notes on Art and Worship... "Notes on Art and Worship" [essay] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
277. Series 103: 1956/08/17 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe les remarques des censeurs relatives aux derniers ouvrages du P. Series 103: Notes on Sacred Art... "Notes on Sacred Art" and "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under draft title, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] «detailed view»
278. Series 103: 1956/08/17 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Resume of the Ms. Entitled NOTES ON SACRED ART by Father Louis. The Ms. Comprises 18 typewritten Series 103: Notes on Sacred Art... "Notes on Sacred Art" - censor's report «detailed view»
279. Series 103: 1956/08/17? (#03) TL  from Censor (anonymous) / to Gabriel Sortais I herewith submit the censorship report on the two most recent literary productions of Father M. Series 103: Notes on Sacred Art... "Notes on Sacred Art" [essay] and "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under former name, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] - [see file under "Thoughts in Solitude" for original - from file labeled "Fr. Paul [Bourne] and Thomas Aquinas [Porter] -- censors for small articles and poems…"] «detailed view»
280. Series 104: 1963/11/19 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] An INTRODUCTION to Mme Raïssa Maritain's "Note on the Lord's Prayer" [-] NIHIL Series 104: Notes on the Lord's Prayer [book foreword]... "Notes on the Lord's Prayer" [book foreword] by Raissa Maritain with a foreword by Merton - Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
281. Series 105: 1962/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Six Poems: GRACE'S HOUSE, NIGHT FLOWERING CACTUS, O SWEET IRRATIONAL WORSHIP Series 105: O Sweet Irrational Worship... "O Sweet Irrational Worship," "Night Flowering Cactus," "A Picture of Lee Ying," "Grace's House," "To Alphonso Cortes," and "The Fall," [6 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
282. Series 106: 1963/08/10 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] 4 essays : THE ADVENT MYSTERY [-] ON REMEMBERING MONSIEUR DELMAS Series 106: On Remembering Monsieur Delmas... "On Remembering Monsieur Delmas," "Advent Mystery," "The Name of the Lord," and "The Early Legend" [labelled "4 essays" but "Early Legend" is a poem / original in "Advent Mystery" file] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Benjamin Clark - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
283. Series 107: 1961/04/17 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We are sending you one of Father Louis', so-called "little articles". It is called ORIGINAL CHILD Series 107: Original Child Bomb... "Original Child Bomb" [poem] / [see "Bourne, Paul" file for Fox's carbon] «detailed view»
284. Series 107: 1964/02/18 TLS[x] from Gillet, Ignace Votre lettre du 7 m'est parvenue le 11, mais c'est aujourd'hui seulement que je trouve le temps, Series 107: Original Child Bomb... "Original Child Bomb" [poem] / [see "Fox" file for original] «detailed view»
285. Series 108: 1959/03/03 TLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Have just mailed a most enthusiastic endorsement of 'The Power and Meaning of Love' to Father Series 108: Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspect... "Pasternak" [endorsement by Merton of Doctor Zhivago, "A Tribute to Greatness"] and "The Power and Meaning of Love" [book] «detailed view»
286. Series 108: 1959/03/09 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your charming note of March 3 together with the manuscript of Father Louis entitled THE Series 108: Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspect... "Pasternak" [endorsement by Merton of Doctor Zhivago, "A Tribute to Greatness"], "The Pasternak Affair" [essay], "The Power and Meaning of Love" [book], and The Secular Journal [book] «detailed view»
287. Series 108: 1959/03/31 (#01) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell Our Most Rev. General just wrote us that you have been appointed one of the censors for an article Series 108: Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspect... "Boris Pasternak and the People with Watch Chains" and "The Pasternak Affair" [essays] «detailed view»
288. Series 108: 1959/03/31 (#02) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Shane Regan Here we come knocking at your door again with an article of Father Louis' on Pasternak. Our most Rev Series 108: Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspect... "Boris Pasternak and the People with Watch Chains" and "The Pasternak Affair" [essays] «detailed view»
289. Series 108: 1959/05/02 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel BORIS PASTERNAK AND THE PEOPLE WITH WATCH CHAINS [-] THE PASTERNAK AFFAIR deux articles du Series 108: Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspect... "Boris Pasternak and the People with Watch Chains" and "The Pasternak Affair" [essays] - Imprimi Potest, Gabriel O'Connell and Shane Regan; Nihil Obstat, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
290. Series 108: 1959/05/02 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) In the field of Doctine some statements need clarification; thus on page 10 of "Pasternak and People Series 108: Pasternak, Boris (The Pasternak Affair in Perspect... "Boris Pasternak and the People with Watch Chains" and "The Pasternak Affair" [essays] - censor's report «detailed view»
291. Series 109: 1963/04/14 TLS[x]  from Merton to Gabriel Sortais Je ne vous écris pas uniquement pour vous souhaiter les joies de paques, bien que je le fasse avec Series 109: Peace in the Post-Christian Era... "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" [dated "Jour de paques" (Easter Day)] / Encyclical "Pacem in Terris" by Pope John XXIII «detailed view»
292. Series 109: 1963/04/24 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Votre lettre du 9 m'est arrivée ici, à Belval, où je me trouve depuis le soir du mercredi saint. Series 109: Peace in the Post-Christian Era... "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" «detailed view»
293. Series 109: 1963/05/07 (#01) transcript  from Sortais, Gabriel / to Merton Votre lettre était datée du jour de Pâques. Mais je constate qu'elle n'a été postée que le 20 Avril. Series 109: Peace in the Post-Christian Era... "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" [see "Sortais" file for the original letter] / Encyclical "Pacem in Terris" by Pope John XXIII «detailed view»
294. Series 109: 1963/05/07 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe une lettre que P. Louis m'a addressée à la date de Pâques Series 109: Peace in the Post-Christian Era... "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" / see "Fox" file for the original «detailed view»
295. Series 109: 1963/06/07 TL[c]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel Sortais It has been some time since I have written you. I never knew your exact address. April 2 I had Series 109: Peace in the Post-Christian Era... "Peace in the Post-Christian Era" «detailed view»
296. Series 110: 1962/01/02 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox En premier lieu je dois vous accuser réception de vos lettres du 11 et du 14 Décembre, si cela n'a Series 110: Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives... "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" [essay] / [see "Fox" file, Series 5 for original] «detailed view»
297. Series 110: 1962/01/02? (#02) TN[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] PEACE, CHRISTIAN DUTIES AND PERSPECTIVES [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Bellarmine Series 110: Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives... "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
298. Series 110: 1962/01/02? (#03) TN[x] by Censor (anonymous) Article: Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives by Thomas Merton [-] Decision: I do not Series 110: Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives... "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" [essay] censor's report - Nihil Obstat denied "in globo" because Cistercian writings are supposed to be related to "withdrawal from the world" and that atomic warfare is too controversial a subject «detailed view»
299. Series 110: 1962/01/09 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel Sortais We want to acknowledge your note of December 11 which gave the IMPRIMI POTEST for Father Louis' Series 110: Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives... "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" [essay] / [see "Fox" file, Series 5 for original] / receipt of Imprimi Potest statements for "Elegy for James Thurber" and for "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" / on Merton's writing, its relation to be a Trappist, and Merton's uniqueness «detailed view»
300. Series 110: 1962/01/30 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Votre lettre du 9 Janvier m'est parvenue il y a quelques jours seulement. Quelques points Series 110: Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives... "Peace: Christian Duties and Perspectives" and "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War"- items specific to these essays and other issues regarding censorship «detailed view»
301. Series 111: 1960/06/17 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A PORTRAIT OF PETER DAMIAN par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Series 111: Portait of Peter Damian... "A Portrait of Peter Damian" [essay] «detailed view»
302. Series 112: 1957/08/20 other[x] by O'Connell, Gabriel Report by the Censor, Fr. M. Gabriel O'Connell, o.c.s.o., of Our Lady of the Holy Cross, Berryville, Series 112: Postulant's Guide... "Postulant's Guide" [brochure] - censor's report «detailed view»
303. Series 113: 1962/06/18 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] PRAYER FOR PEACE. NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Charles English, 5 Juin 1962 Series 113: Prayer for Peace... "Prayer for Peace" / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Vianney Wolfer; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
304. Series 114: 1961/06/21 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel INTRODUCTION à la version anglaise de PRESENCE A DIEU ET A SOI-MEME du P. François de Sainte-Marie, Series 114: Présence a Dieu et a soi meme, by Fr. François de ... "Présence à Dieu et à Soi-même" by Fr. François de Sainte-Marie, O.C.D. [introduction by Thomas Merton] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
305. Series 115: 1949/12/01 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel "Reading as a Path to Contemplation" "The Primacy of Contempation" Nihil obstat f m Gabriel Series 115: Primacy of Contemplation... "Primacy of Contempation" and "Reading as a Path to Contemplation" [2 essays] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island «detailed view»
306. Series 116: 1960/02/22 other[x] from Censor (anonymous) 1. Absurdity in Sacred Decoration (short article) Very good propoganda [sic] against bad taste Series 116: Primative Carmelite Ideal... "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal [essay], "Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing [poem], "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration" [essay], and "Vocation to Solitude" [essay] / censor's report (on the same page as Nihil Obstat statement) «detailed view»
307. Series 116: 1960/03/no? other[x] to Censor (anonymous) EXTRAIT [-] Compte-rendu de Censure sur "Vocation to Solitude" et "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal". Series 116: Primative Carmelite Ideal... "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal" and "Vocation to Solitude" [essays] - censor's report «detailed view»
308. Series 116: 1960/04/25 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel THE PRIMATIVE CARMELITE IDEAL article de Thomas Merton NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Paul Bourne Series 116: Primative Carmelite Ideal... "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal" and "Notes for a Philosophy of Solitude" - Imprimi Potest, Paul Bourne and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Nihil Obstat, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
309. Series 117: 1959/02/09 (#01) TLS[x] from Fox, James Dear Father Louis, Our good Most Rev. General has appointed you one of the censors for some poems, Series 117: Prometheus... "Prometheus" and "The Tower of Babel" [poems] «detailed view»
310. Series 117: 1959/02/09 (#02) TLS[x] from from Fox, James / to Theophile Sandoval At the request of our Most Reverend Abbot General you have been appointed one of the censors Series 117: Prometheus... "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal «detailed view»
311. Series 117: 1959/06/29 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel PROMETEO [-] LA TORRE DE BABEL [-] POEMAS oeuvres du P. Louis Merton, traduites en espagnol par Series 117: Prometheus... "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal - Nihil Obstat, Teofilo Sandoval and Luis Bermejo; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
312. Series 117: 1959/06/29 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Observaciones sobre las versiones de los tres Series 117: Prometheus... "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal - censor's report «detailed view»
313. Series 117: 1960/04/25 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel PROMETHEUS par Thomas Merton NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Aquinas Porter, 20 Février 1960 Series 117: Prometheus... "Prometheus: A Meditation" and "A Signed Confession of Crimes against the State" [essays] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
314. Series 118: 1966/12/07 TNS by Hermans, Vincent Article: Prophetic Ambiguities: Milton and Camus. By Fr Louis MERTON, O.C.S.O. Series 118: Prophetic Ambiguities: Milton and Camus... "Prophetic Ambiguities: Milton and Camus" [essay] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Emmanuel Rodriguez - Imprimi Potest granted by Fr. Vincent Hermans «detailed view»
315. Series 119: 1965/02/05 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] RAIN AND THE RHINOCEROS [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Charles English, January Series 119: Rain and the Rhinoceros... "Rain and the Rhinoceros" - [essay, included in Raids on the Unspeakable] - Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
316. Series 120: 1963/07/15 TNS by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] REFLECTIONS ON THE CHARACTER AND GENIUS OF FENELON Series 120: Reflections on the Character and Genius of Fenelon... "Reflections on the Character and Genius of Fenelon" [essay] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Eugene Fitzpatrick and Fr. Columban Heaney - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
317. Series 121: 1964/08/31 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] A Preface for RUSSIAN MYSTICS [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Charles English, Series 121: Russian Mystics, by Sergius Bolshakoff with a pref... "Russian Mystics" [preface by Merton for book by Sergius Bolshakoff] Nihil Obstat for preface granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Benjamin Clark - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
318. Series 122: 1959/10/22 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel SACRED ART AND RELIGION (Sacred Art and Spiritual Life) par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsemani Series 122: Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life (Sacred Art and ... "Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life" (here as "Sacred Art and Religion" and "Sacred Art and Spiritual Life") [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Paul Bourne and Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
319. Series 122: 1959/10/24 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Si j'ai attendu deux jours pour vous envoyer l'IMPRIMI POTEST ci-joint, c'est que je comptais voir Series 122: Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life (Sacred Art and ... "Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life" (here as "Sacred Art and Religion" and "Sacred Art and Spiritual Life") [essay] and "Saint John of the Ladder" [essay] «detailed view»
320. Series 123: 1959/10/24 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Si j'ai attendu deux jours pour vous envoyer l'IMPRIMI POTEST ci-joint, c'est que je comptais voir Series 123: Saint John of the Ladder... "Saint John of the Ladder" [essay] and "Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life" (here as "Sacred Art and Religion" and "Sacred Art and Spiritual Life") [essay] «detailed view»
321. Series 123: 1959/12/12 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel SAINT JOHN OF THE LADDER The Spirituality of Sinai article du Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsemani Series 123: Saint John of the Ladder... "Saint John of the Ladder" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
322. Series 124: 1952/03/17 TLS by Bourne, Paul Your brief sketch of St. John of the Cross is very nice except for one aspect which I hope you will Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - censor's comments from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. - concern about the Carmelite "prison incident, 'monastic incarceration'" and that, without fuller context, it would be confusing to readers and upsetting to the Carmelites - sent to Merton with note from Br. Alfred, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani of 1952/July/07 «detailed view»
323. Series 124: 1952/03/17 TLS by Bourne, Paul Your brief sketch of St. John of the Cross is very nice except for one aspect which I hope you will Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - censor's comments from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O. - concern about the Carmelite "prison incident, 'monastic incarceration'" and that, without fuller context, it would be confusing to readers and upsetting to the Carmelites - sent to Merton with note from Br. Alfred, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani of 1952/July/07 «detailed view»
324. Series 124: 1952/05/02 (#01) TLS to Bourne, Paul Could you please look over these two works of art (?) and tell me if they are too scandalously bad Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - Merton submits two black ink brush drawings of St. John of the Cross and of St. Thérèse of Lisieux - reply by Fr. Paul Bourne is written on the bottom of Merton's letter (see Item #2 of the same date) «detailed view»
325. Series 124: 1952/05/02 (#02) HNS by Bourne, Paul I like St John very much but if the lady is St Teresa I think you've missed her character, a round Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - censor Fr. Paul Bourne reacts to Merton's two black ink brush drawings of St. John of the Cross and of St. Thérèse of Lisieux for inclusion in the book, written on the bottom of Merton's letter (see Item #1 of the same date) «detailed view»
326. Series 124: 1952/05/27 TLS by Malloy, Maurice "Transeant" is about all I can say for your sketches. If Sheed and Ward are willing to use them, Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - censor's comments from Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. regarding two black ink brush drawings of St. John of the Cross and of St. Thérèse of Lisieux for inclusion in the book «detailed view»
327. Series 124: 1952/06/18 (#01) TLS by Sortais, Gabriel The censors have sent me their appreciation on the book of Father Louis, concerning St. John Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - Imprimi potest by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais - sent to Merton with note from Br. Alfred, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani «detailed view»
328. Series 124: 1952/07/07 (#01) TN by Alfred, Br., O.C.S.O. Rev. Fr. sed [sic] to pass the 3 attached to you. yes. thru Mary, br. Mary Alfred PS: I have Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - note from Br. Alfred, O.C.S.O. of Gethsemani - encloses Item #2 of the same date from Fr. Maurice Malloy, Abbot General Gariel Sortais's letter of 1952/June/18, and Fr. Paul Bourne's letter of 1952/March/17 «detailed view»
329. Series 124: 1952/07/07 (#02) TLS by Malloy, Maurice CENSOR'S CRITICISM OF "ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS," AN ESSAY BY FR. LOUIS MERTON, TO BE Series 124: Saints for Now, by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay... "Saints for Now" by Clare Boothe Luce with an essay by Merton regarding St. John of the Cross [essay in book] - censor's criticism and Nihil obstat from Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O. / "A Prelude for the Feast of St. Agnes" [poem] - Malloy states there are liturgical inaccuracies but such poetic matters are not for censor's «detailed view»
330. Series 125: 1964/08/31 (#01) TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] SEASONS OF CELEBRATION [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Charles English, August Series 125: Seasons of Celebration... "Seasons of Celebration" [book] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Charles English and Fr. Shane Regan - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
331. Series 125: 1964/08/31? (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT Seasons of Celebration CRITICISM: p.84, 3: "barefoot may be a joyous thing". Series 125: Seasons of Celebration... "Seasons of Celebration" [book] / Censor's Report «detailed view»
332. Series 126: 1957/03/12 TAL[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vos lettres du 2 Mars m'ont été renvoyées de Rome en France, où je suis actuellement en voyage. Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] - (here referenced as the "Journal Cubain" [Cuban Journal]) «detailed view»
333. Series 126: 1957/04/02 (#01) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Shane Regan We have received word from our Rmme that you have been appointed Censor of a small manuscript Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] / Catherine de Hueck Doherty «detailed view»
334. Series 126: 1957/04/02 (#02) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received word from our dear Rmme that you have been appointed Censor of a small manuscript Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] / Catherine de Hueck Doherty «detailed view»
335. Series 126: 1957/04/15 (#01) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Shane Regan We received your kind letter in regard to a "Secular Journal" of Father Louis. We checked with him Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
336. Series 126: 1957/04/15 (#02) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne Your fellow censor of the "Secular Journal" wrote me as to what approach he should make. Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
337. Series 126: 1957/08/13 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Le deuxième compte-rendu de la censure concernant "A Secular Journal" de Thomas Merton qui n'était Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
338. Series 126: 1957/08/19 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell We just received a note from Rmme that he has appointed you as a third censor for a manuscript Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
339. Series 126: 1957/10/14 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Dom Anthony Under separate cover we are sending you the manuscript that you have been asked to check over to see Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
340. Series 126: 1958/04/08 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe l'IMPRIMI POTEST que j'ai le plaisir de vous envoyer pour Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
341. Series 126: 1958/04/08 (#02) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel SECULAR JOURNAL ou CUBAN JOURNAL composé par le Pl Louis Merton avant son entrée à N.D. Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] - Nihil Obstat Paul Bourne and Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
342. Series 126: 1958/04/08? (#03) TN by Censor (anonymous) IIA CRITICISM 1) Reasons for publication: Preface, page 1, line 5 from bottom: "Therefore, Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] - censors criticisms (two different censors? - first page is incomplete) - cites that readers could make a "logical and psychological distinction" between journal published at age 24 and one published 16 years later, not an "ethical distinction" - refuses Nihil Obstat due to "shock" caused to readers «detailed view»
343. Series 126: 1958/07/11 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Shane Regan We are writing in regard to the manuscript which you censored for Father Louis, the title of which Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
344. Series 126: 1958/07/15 HLS  from Regan, Shane / to James Fox It was thoughtful of you to write me concerning Father Louis' "A Secular Journal." I deeply Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] «detailed view»
345. Series 126: 1958/07/no? TN  from Regan, Shane / to James Fox SUGGESTIONS 1) Secular Journal is not an expressive title. "Secular" has so many meanings: Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] - [no date but Fox responds on July 11, 1958] «detailed view»
346. Series 126: 1959/03/03 TLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Have just mailed a most enthusiastic endorsement of 'The Power and Meaning of Love' to Father Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] / "The Power and Meaning of Love" / endorsement of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago by Merton «detailed view»
347. Series 126: 1959/03/09 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Paul Bourne We received your charming note of March 3 together with the manuscript of Father Louis entitled THE Series 126: Secular Journal... "Secular Journal" [book] / "The Power and Meaning of Love" / endorsement of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago by Merton «detailed view»
348. Series 127: 1948/09/03 HNS by Chassagne, Anthony + Nihil obstat operi cui titulus "Seeds of Contemplation" a Thomas Merton die 3 septembris 1948 Series 127: Seeds of Contemplation... "Seeds of Contemplation" [book] - Nihil obstat granted by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
349. Series 127: 1948/11/30 TLS[x]  from Fearns, John / to James Laughlin Under separate cover, I am returning to you the galley sheets for SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION Series 127: Seeds of Contemplation... reader's comments for Seeds of Contemplation «detailed view»
350. Series 128: 1960/09/27 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Une recension de SEEKING GOD de Fr. Burno S. James par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani Series 128: Seeking God... "Seeking God" by Bruno S. James [book review] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
351. Series 129: 1964/06/07 TLS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] Introduction to SELECTIONS FROM GANDHI [-] fr. M. Benjamin Clark, Series 129: Selections from Gandhi, selected and with an intro... "Selections from Gandhi" [introduction to book] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Benjamin Clark and Fr. Shane Regan - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
352. Series 129: 1964/no/no? TN by Censor (anonymous) Judgment - - At last one of Father Louis' writings has really clicked with this censor. Either he Series 129: Selections from Gandhi, selected and with an intro... "Selections from Gandhi" [introduction to book] censor's criticism - Nihil Obstat is granted - "Either he or the censor has improved, or both." «detailed view»
353. Series 129: 1964/no/no? TN by Censor (anonymous) This twenty-six page manuscript apparently is intended as an introduction to an anthology of sayings Series 129: Selections from Gandhi, selected and with an intro... "Selections from Gandhi" [introduction to book] censor's criticism - Nihil Obstat is granted - offers some suggestions on style and content that are not conditions of Nihil Obstat - the effect of Gandhi compared to Christ «detailed view»
354. Series 130: 1961/11/09 (#01) TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] SEVEN ARCHAIC IMAGES [-] a poem [-] THE MACHINE GUN IN THE FALLOUT SHELTER Series 130: Seven Archaic Images... "Seven Archaic Images [poem] and "The Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
355. Series 130: 1961/11/09 (#02) other[x] from from Censor (anonymous) / to Gabriel Sortais This is the censorship report on a poem and an article by Father M. Louis of Gethsemani. The poem, Series 130: Seven Archaic Images... "Seven Archaic Images [poem] and "The Machine Gun in the Fallout Shelter" [essay] / censorship report «detailed view»
356. Series 131: 1952/08/09 TLS by Bourne, Paul As we have been directed, I address to you this critique of Father Louis' latest book, The Sign Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - censor's comments from Fr. Paul Bourne, O.C.S.O., Holy Ghost Abbey, Conyers, Georgia «detailed view»
357. Series 131: 1952/08/25 TALS by Ahern, Barnabas I hope sincerely that St. Louis' day has brought many graces. I offered Holy Mass for you this Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - censor's criticism from Fr. Barnabas Ahern, C.P., of the Passionist Fathers of Chicago - 2 pages of typed letter and handwritten note verso with seven pages of "doctrinal suggestions" and five pages of "typographical corrections" «detailed view»
358. Series 131: 1952/08/28 (#01) TLS by Heneghan, John As you are probably aware, Mr. Robert Giroux, Editor in Chief of Harcourt, Brace and Company, Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - Msgr. John J. Heneghan, Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, sends a message concerning censorship and encloses the notes of their censor (see Item #2 of the same date) «detailed view»
359. Series 131: 1952/08/28 (#02) other by Censor (anonymous) Report of Censor on "The Sign of Jonas," by Thomas Merton 1) Pg.9A, Apr.25, 3rd par., line 2 Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - notes of their censor of the Diocese of Brooklyn on typographical errors, doctrinal errors, and matters of good taste (see Item #1 of the same date) «detailed view»
360. Series 131: 1952/09/02 (#01) TLS by Heneghan, John Enclosed please find a copy of my letter of this date to Mr. Giroux of Harcourt, Brace and Company Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - Msgr. John J. Heneghan, Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, sends a message concerning censorship and encloses a copy of a letter sent to Merton's editor, Robert Girioux (see Item #2 of the same date) «detailed view»
361. Series 131: 1952/09/02 (#02) TL[c]  from Heneghan, John / to Robert Giroux Enclosed please find twenty-seven pages of the galley proofs of "The Sign of Jonas" by Thomas Merton Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - Msgr. John J. Heneghan, Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, sends a message to Merton's editor, Robert Girioux, with Nihil Obstat from the Censor Librorum of Brooklyn, Thomas W. Smiddy, and the Imprimatur of Archbishop Thomas Edmund Molloy of the Diocese of Brooklyn (see also Item #1 of the same date) «detailed view»
362. Series 131: 1952/09/05 other by Malloy, Maurice The Manuscript of a projected book should be submitted to the censor before being given to any Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - censor's comments from Fr. Maurice Malloy, O.C.S.O., Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pecos, New Mexico «detailed view»
363. Series 131: 1952/09/05 other by Malloy, Maurice The Manuscript of a projected book should be submitted to the censor before being given to any Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - censor's criticism from Fr. Maurice Malloy of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico - thinks Merton's intimate "self-revelations" from journal to be "a matter of questional prudence—a sort of self-canonization ante mortem." «detailed view»
364. Series 131: 1952/09/13 HLS by Malloy, Maurice I am beginning this letter quite literally with a hospital thermometer in my mouth – so little time Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - censor's criticism from Fr. Maurice Malloy of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico - thinks Merton's fans will enjoy the book but that it needs much editing of "ephemeral" elements «detailed view»
365. Series 131: 1952/09/24 HLS[x] from Malloy, Maurice I have this morning wired Robert Giroux "Nihil Obstat. No further changes in Sign of Jonas." Series 131: Sign of Jonas... «detailed view»
366. Series 131: 1952/09/30 TL[c] to Sortais, Gabriel La lettre de Dom James m'a annoncé- en m'etonnant un peu- votre décision au sujet de notre Journal, Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - letter likely from Merton to Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
367. Series 131: 1952/10/12 (#01) TL[x]  from Maritain, Jacques / to Robert Giroux Je vous remercie cordialement de m'avoir envoyé les épreuves de The Sign of Jonas. Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - Jacques Maritain responds to Merton's editor and publisher Robert Giroux who had asked Maritain's impressions of the book - Maritain states that there are few books in contemporary literature that touch him so profoundly (see Item #2 of the same date for an English translation) «detailed view»
368. Series 131: 1952/10/12 (#02) transcript  from Maritain, Jacques / to Robert Giroux I thank you cordially for having sent me the proofs of THE SIGN OF JONAS. What do I think of this Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - Jacques Maritain responds to Merton's editor and publisher Robert Giroux who had asked Maritain's impressions of the book - Maritain states that there are few books in contemporary literature that touch him so profoundly «detailed view»
369. Series 131: 1952/10/16 TL[x] to Derzelle, Albert I had delayed for some time in writing to you since I thought perhaps a letter from you might be on Series 131: Sign of Jonas... [see also "Derzelle, Abert" file] "Sign of Jonas" [book] - from Merton to Dom Albert Derzelle, O.C.S.O., Prior of Caldey Abbey - Sign of Jonas going to print and advertisement before getting Dom Albert's approval as censor - asks permission to continue with publication and retaining as a journal / Merton states, "the whole idea of a Journal has always appeared to me as an indecency-- although I enjoyed writing it" «detailed view»
370. Series 131: 1952/10/19 HLS by Sortais, Gabriel La lettre de Dom James m'a annoncé- en m'etonnant un peu- votre décision au sujet de notre Journal, Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - letter difficult to read, but envelope is marked "Jonas," written while Abbot General Gabriel Sortais was on a visit to the Trappist monastery at Lan-Tao in Japan «detailed view»
371. Series 131: 1952/11/13 transcript from Albert of the Blessed Sacrament, Fr., O.C.D. I feel thoroughly ashamed, partly for not writing before, partly for all the trouble where I put you Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] «detailed view»
372. Series 131: 1952/no/no? TN by Malloy, Maurice Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe [-] Pecos, New Mexico [-] CENSOR'S REMARKS ON Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas" [book] - censor's criticism from Fr. Maurice Malloy of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico - sees a sequel to a conversion story is of "questionable (problematique) prudence-- a sort of self-canonization ante mortem" and suggests that Merton put it aside for three years, but for practicality agrees that the printer may proceed «detailed view»
373. Series 131: 1954/06/27 TLS by de Bourbon, Clément Veuillez m'excuser de répondre en retard à votre lettre du 8, je pensais attendre la réponse Series 131: Sign of Jonas... "Sign of Jonas," translated into French ("Le signe de Jonas") [book] - SEE: "Ascent to Truth" file, the letter concerns both books «detailed view»
374. Series 132: 1960/04/25 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A SIGNED CONFESSION OF CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE par Thomas Merton NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Thomas Series 132: Signed Confession of Crimes against the State... "A Signed Confession of Crimes against the State" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
375. Series 133: 1963/02/19 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel SOME POEMS OF RAISSA MARITAIN translated by Thomas Merton NIHIL OBSTAT: Series 133: Some Poems of Raissa Maritain... "Some Poems of Raissa Maritain" [poems translated by Merton] - Nihil Obstat, Benjamin Clark and Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
376. Series 133: 1963/02/19 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) "Raissa Maritain.." This paragraph contains very high praise of the spiritual life of Raissa; Series 133: Some Poems of Raissa Maritain... "Some Poems of Raissa Maritain" [poems translated by Merton] - censors report «detailed view»
377. Series 134: 1960/07/23 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel SONG TO NOBODY [sic] SONG : IF YOU SEEK …. two poems by Thomas Merton. NIHIL OBSTAT Series 134: Song for Nobody... "Song for Nobody" "Song: If You Seek" [two poems] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
378. Series 135: 1962/03/26 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] SONG FOR THE DEATH OF AVERRROES a poem [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Bede Graham Series 135: Song for the Death of Averroes... "Song for the Death of Averroës" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bede Graham and Fr. Gabriel O'Connell / Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
379. Series 135: 1962/03/26 (#02) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Voice un IMPRIMI POTEST pour Père Louis, que je vous envoie bien en retard, l'un des censeurs ayant Series 135: Song for the Death of Averroes... sending "Imprimi Potest" for "Song for the Death of Averroës" [poem] / "Target Equals City" [essay] - censor's objections «detailed view»
380. Series 136: 1960/07/23 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel SONG TO NOBODY [sic] SONG : IF YOU SEEK …. two poems by Thomas Merton. NIHIL OBSTAT Series 136: Song: If You Seek... "Song: If You Seek" and "Song for Nobody" [two poems] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
381. Series 137: 1946/09/16 (#01) TLS by Floersh, John Through the courtesy of Father Griesbaum, I am returning to you the manuscript of THE SOUL Series 137: Soul of the Apostolate... "Soul of the Apostolate" [book] - from Archbishop John A. Floersh granting Imprimatur on the condition of making a fews changes as recommended by a censor (censor's note of 1946/September/13 enclosed - see Item #2) «detailed view»
382. Series 137: 1946/09/16 (#02) TLS  from Censor (anonymous) / to John Floersh Having read Series 137: Soul of the Apostolate... "Soul of the Apostolate" [book] - from censor to Archbishop John A. Floersh with notes about three recommended changes «detailed view»
383. Series 137: 1961/01/10 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Note biographique sum dom Chautard (préface pour une nouvelle édition de THE SOUL OF THE APOSTOLATE) Series 137: Soul of the Apostolate... "Soul of the Apostolate" by Dom Chautard [book with biographical note by Merton], Note on Pablo Antonio Cuadra, and "The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
384. Series 138: 1948/03/25 TLS by Chassagne, Anthony MS: THE SPIRIT OF SIMPLICITY: Txt: Pref. iii: footnote number 1: "prayer and sacrifice, which Series 138: Spirit of simplicity... "Spirit of simplicity : characteristic of the Cistercian Order : an official report, demanded and approved by the General Chapter : together with texts from St. Bernard of Clairvaux on interior simplicity / translation and commentary by a Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani [book by Merton] - censor's notes by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
385. Series 138: 1948/04/23 HLS by O'Brien, James W. The Spririt of Simplicity by a Cistercian Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani Nihil obstat: James W. Series 138: Spirit of simplicity... "Spirit of Simplicity : Characteristic of the Cistercian Order : an official report, demanded and approved by the General Chapter : together with texts from St. Bernard of Clairvaux on interior simplicity / translation and commentary by a Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani [Merton, book] - Nihil obstat, James O'Brien, Censor Deputatus, Cincinnati Archdiocese; Imprimatur, John T. McNicholas, Archbishop of Cincinnati «detailed view»
386. Series 138: 1967/04/25 TLS by Porter, Thomas Aquinas Je me permets de présenter une demande à P. Thomas MERTON, mais je vous laisse juge de la lui Series 138: Spirit of simplicity... "Spirit of Simplicity : Characteristic of the Cistercian Order : an official report, demanded and approved by the General Chapter : together with texts from St. Bernard of Clairvaux on interior simplicity / translation and commentary by a Cistercian monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani [book by Merton] - censor's notes by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
387. Series 139: 1961/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] SPIRITUAL DIRECTION an article for the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Series 139: Spiritual Direction [article for the New Catholic ... "Spiritual Direction [article for the New Catholic Encyclopedia] and "A Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra Concerning Giants" [essay] (see "Letter to Pablo Antonio Cuadra.." file)] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston and Fr. Shane Regan; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
388. Series 140: 1959/01/08 other by Sortais, Gabriel Six Articles: 1 - The Way of Perfection 2 - Ash Wednesday 3 - Spiritual Direction 4 - Easter : Series 140: Spiritual Direction... "Spiritual Direction," "The Way of Perfection," "Ash Wednesday," "Easter: The New Life," "Christianity and Mass Movement," and "The Trappist Salve Regina" ("Hail, Holy Queen") [essays] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
389. Series 141: 1966/05/08 (#01) TLS  from Morson, John, Fr. / to James Fox Please excuse me for troubling you with a problem arising out of the writings of your Father Louis. Series 141: Spiritual Father in the Desert Tradition... "The Spiritual Father in the Desert Tradition" [essay] «detailed view»
390. Series 141: 1966/05/08 (#02) transcript  from Gabriel, Fr., O.C.S.O. / to Déodat Dewilde Please excuse me for troubling you with a problem arising out of the writings of your Father Louis. Series 141: Spiritual Father in the Desert Tradition... "The Spiritual Father in the Desert Tradition" [essay] / [transcript of a letter dated April 5, 1966 or May 4, 1966, from Fr. Gabriel, a Trappist censor from the Abbey of Citeaux, to Dom Déodat Dewilde (elsewhere Dom Deodatus De Wilde)] «detailed view»
391. Series 142: 1961/10/12 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] CONTEMPLATION [-] HERMIT LIFE [-] CHRISTIAN PERFECTION [-] 3 articles Series 142: Spiritual Life... "Spiritual Life" [article for The Catholic Youth Encyclopedia for School and Home (1965)] - Nihil Obstat, Gabriel O'Connell and Bede Graham; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
392. Series 143: 1962/03/26 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Voice un IMPRIMI POTEST pour Père Louis, que je vous envoie bien en retard, l'un des censeurs ayant Series 143: Target Equals City... "Target Equals City" [essay] - censor's objections / sending "Imprimi Potest" for "Song for the Death of Averroës" [poem] «detailed view»
393. Series 143: 1962/03/26? (#02) TN[x] by Censor (anonymous) Article: Target Equals City - by Thomas Merton [-] Decision: Nihil Obstat not granted Series 143: Target Equals City... "Target Equals City" [essay] - censor's criticism - longer criticism but similar to previous - Nihil Obstat not granted because of the controversial topic of war and censor's opinion that Trappists should not write about such matters - complains that the ms. was mimeographed suggesting that Merton may have sent to friends «detailed view»
394. Series 143: 1962/03/26? (#03) TN[x] by Censor (anonymous) Article: Target Equals City by Thomas Merton [-] It is my opinion that permission should not Series 143: Target Equals City... "Target Equals City" [essay] - censor's criticism - censor believes this essay should not be published, nor any other essays by Merton on the subject of war [this essay was not published in Merton's lifetime and appeared in The Passion for Peace: The Social Essays, edited by William H. Shannon, in 1995] «detailed view»
395. Series 143: 1962/04/17 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Le troisième censeur de "Target equals City" vient seulement de m'envoyer son rapport. Series 143: Target Equals City... "Target Equals City" [essay, one of the chapters from the posthumously published manuscript of "Peace in the Post-Christian Era"] / "Christian Ethics and Nuclear War" [essay, one of the chapters cut from the manuscript of "Black Revolution and Cold War," parts of which became Seeds of Destruction] / [see "Fox" file for signed original] «detailed view»
396. Series 143: 1962/04/17 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Comments: I reject the article "in globo" for the following three reasons: 1) Statue [sic] of Series 143: Target Equals City... "Target Equals City" [essay, rejected, one of the chapters from the posthumously published manuscript of "Peace in the Post-Christian Era"] and "Song for the Death of Averroes" [poem, approved] / [see "Fox" file for original] «detailed view»
397. Series 144: 1949/09/27 (#01) TLS by Fearns, John Re: TEARS OF THE BLIND LIONS by Thomas Merton Gentlemen: The reader's sheet contained this note Series 144: Tears of the Blind Lions... "Tears of the Blind Lions" [book of poetry] - letter from Fr. John M. Fearns, Censor Librorum of the Archdiocese of New York, with two notes on spelling / Imprimatur approval form enclosed (see Item #2) «detailed view»
398. Series 144: 1949/09/27 (#02) TLS by Fearns, John Title of Book: TEARS OF THE BLIND LIONS Author: Thomas Merton Publisher: New Directions, Inc., Series 144: Tears of the Blind Lions... "Tears of the Blind Lions" [book of poetry] - Imprimatur approval form / Nihil obstat, Fr. John M. A. Fearns, Censor Librorum; Imprimatur, Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York «detailed view»
399. Series 145: 1962/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Six Poems: GRACE'S HOUSE, NIGHT FLOWERING CACTUS, O SWEET IRRATIONAL WORSHIP Series 145: The Fall... "The Fall," "O Sweet Irrational Worship," "Night Flowering Cactus," "A Picture of Lee Ying," "Grace's House," and "To Alphonso Cortes" [6 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
400. Series 146: 1958/12/13 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel A PRACTICAL PROGRAM FOR MONKS [-] THE MOMENT OF TRUTH [-] deux poèmes du P. Louis Merton, Series 146: The Moment of Truth... "The Moment of Truth" and "A Practical Program for Monks" [2 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
401. Series 147: 1961/04/10 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel 1. The Moslems - Angel of Death, poem 2. Reviews of two spiritual books : The Way of the Ascetics, Series 147: The Moslems' Angel of Death: Algeria 1961... "The Moslems' Angel of Death" [poem]; and "The Way of the Ascetics" by Tito Colliander, and "Where Silence is Praise" by Dom Augustine Guillerand [2 book reviews] - Nihil Obstat Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
402. Series 148: 1961/01/10 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Note biographique sum dom Chautard (préface pour une nouvelle édition de THE SOUL OF THE APOSTOLATE) Series 148: The Ox Mountain Parable... "The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu" [essay], Note on Pablo Antonio Cuadra, and "Soul of the Apostolate" by Dom Chautard [book with biographical note by Merton] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
403. Series 149: 1962/06/30 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH IN ST. IGNATIUS an article [-] THERE HAS TO BE A JAIL Series 149: There Has to Be a Jail for Ladies... "There Has to Be a Jail for Ladies" [poem], "The Mystery of the Church in Saint Ignatius of Antioch" [essay], and "Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bede Graham and Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
404. Series 150: 1948/04/14 HNS by Chassagne, Anthony + Nihil obstat paginis quibus titulus: "Book Review - For Commonweal: The Third Spiritual Alphabet Series 150: Third Spiritual Alphabet, by Francisco de Osuna [b... "Third Spiritual Alphabet" by Francisco de Osuna [book review by Merton] - Nihil obstat by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
405. Series 151: 1956/08/17 (#01) TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe les remarques des censueurs relatives aux derniers ouvrages Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under former name, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] and "Notes on Sacred Art" [essay] «detailed view»
406. Series 151: 1956/08/17? (#02) TL  from Censor (anonymous) / to Gabriel Sortais I herewith submit the censorship report on the two most recent literary productions of Father M. Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under former name, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] and "Notes on Sacred Art" [essay] «detailed view»
407. Series 151: 1956/08/17? (#03) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Criticism and Suggestions Concerning the Ms. Entitled THIRTY - SEVEN MEDITATIONS by Father Louis Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under former name, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] / censor's criticism «detailed view»
408. Series 151: 1956/08/24 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox En vous envoyant le 17 de ce mois mon IMPRIMI POTEST pour "Thirty-seven Meditations", je vous Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under former name, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] and "The Ascent to Truth" [book] / Marie Tadié «detailed view»
409. Series 151: 1956/10/01 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Une lettre du Père Thomas d'Aquin, de Holy Trinity, m'arrive pour me dire que Père Louis a bien Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book, under former name, "Thirty Seven Meditations"] «detailed view»
410. Series 151: 1959/02/15 TLS[x]  from De Bourbon, Clément / to James Fox I have but good things to tell you to-day. It is really most pleasant to write under such conditions Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book - Italian translation, "Pensieri nella solitudine"] «detailed view»
411. Series 151: 1959/02/21 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Clément De Bourbon It was wonderful to receive your letter of Feb. 15. I am glad you received our two letters. Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book] «detailed view»
412. Series 151: 1961/03/06 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel NA LIBERDADE DA SOLIDAO traduction portugaise d'un ouvrage de Thomas Merton, par les Religieuses Series 151: Thoughts in Solitude... "Thoughts in Solitude" [book - Portuguese translation] «detailed view»
413. Series 152: 1962/11/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] Six Poems: GRACE'S HOUSE, NIGHT FLOWERING CACTUS, O SWEET IRRATIONAL WORSHIP Series 152: To Alphonso Cortes... "To Alphonso Cortes," "O Sweet Irrational Worship," "Night Flowering Cactus," "A Picture of Lee Ying," "Grace's House," and "The Fall," [6 poems] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Charles English and Fr. Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
414. Series 153: 1959/02/09 (#01) TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Theophile Sandoval At the request of our Most Reverend Abbot General you have been appointed one of the censors Series 153: Tower of Babel... "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal «detailed view»
415. Series 153: 1959/02/09 (#02) TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Fr. Louis, O.C.S.O. (Spain) Our good Most Rev. General has appointed you one of the censors for some poems, a verse play, Series 153: Tower of Babel... "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal «detailed view»
416. Series 153: 1959/06/29 (#01) other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel PROMETEO [-] LA TORRE DE BABEL [-] POEMAS oeuvres du P. Louis Merton, traduites en espagnol par Series 153: Tower of Babel... "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal - Nihil Obstat, Teofilo Sandoval and Luis Bermejo; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
417. Series 153: 1959/06/29 (#02) other[x] by Censor (anonymous) Observaciones sobre las versiones de los tres Series 153: Tower of Babel... "The Tower of Babel" [poem / verse play], "Prometheus: A Meditation" [essay], and a selection of Merton's poems translated into Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal - censor's report «detailed view»
418. Series 154: 1959/01/19 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Six Articles: 1 - The Way of Perfection 2 - Ash Wednesday 3 - Spiritual Direction 4 - Easter : the Series 154: Trappist Cistercian Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen... "The Trappist Cistercian Salve Regina" ("Hail, Holy Queen") [meditation on the text], "Ash Wednesday" [poem], "Easter: The New Life" [essay], "The Way of Perfection" [essay], "Spiritual Direction" [essay], and "Christianity and Mass Movements" [essay] «detailed view»
419. Series 155: 1947/08/21 HNS by O'Connell, Gabriel "The Trappists Go to Utah." by Thomas Merton. Nihil obstat Aug 21, 1947 fr. Gabriel O'Connell, Series 155: Trappists Go to Utah... "Trappists Go to Utah" [essay] - Nihil obstat from censor Fr. Gabriel O'Connell, O.C.S.O., of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island; and by Fr. Anthony Chassagne «detailed view»
420. Series 156: 1959/03/03 TLS[x]  from Bourne, Paul / to James Fox Have just mailed a most enthusiastic endorsement of 'The Power and Meaning of Love' to Father Series 156: Tribute to Greatness... "A Tribute to Greatness" [endorsement by Merton of Doctor Zhivago] and "The Power and Meaning of Love" [book] «detailed view»
421. Series 156: 1959/03/11 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Père Louis m'a écrit pour me dire les raisons qui le pressent d'écrire un nouvel article, plus Series 156: Tribute to Greatness... "A Tribute to Greatness" [endorsement by Merton of Doctor Zhivago] and "The Power and Meaning of Love" [book] «detailed view»
422. Series 156: 1959/04/03 HLS  from Regan, Shane / to James Fox It's here, the latest manuscript for censoring. Thank you very much. As soon as possible I'll read Series 156: Tribute to Greatness... "A Tribute to Greatness" [endorsement by Merton of Doctor Zhivago] and "The Power and Meaning of Love" [book] «detailed view»
423. Series 156: 1959/05/02 TLS[x]  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe l'IMPRIMI POTEST pour le double article écrit par P. Louis sur Series 156: Tribute to Greatness... "A Tribute to Greatness" [endorsement by Merton of Doctor Zhivago] and "The Power and Meaning of Love" [book] «detailed view»
424. Series 157: 1961/06/20 HLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox The "little articles," the introduction to Pere Francois' book, written by fr. Louis was forwarded Series 157: Two Chinese Classics... "Two Chinese Classics" and "The English Mystics" / [see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for original] «detailed view»
425. Series 157: 1961/06/23 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter My, my, my, what a surprise to receive your letter from Norwood, Ohio! Congratulations and prayerful Series 157: Two Chinese Classics... "Two Chinese Classics" and "The English Mystics" / [see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for Fox's carbon] «detailed view»
426. Series 157: 1961/06/26 TLS[x]  from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter You thought you had escaped us, but here we follow you over the waters.. Your good Rev. Father, Dom Series 157: Two Chinese Classics... "Two Chinese Classics" / [see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for Fox's carbon] «detailed view»
427. Series 157: 1961/07/11 TLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox Just a line to say that I have read the two latest "little articles" of Fr. Louis and I am now Series 157: Two Chinese Classics... "Two Chinese Classics" / [see "Porter, Thomas Aquinas" file for original] «detailed view»
428. Series 157: 1961/07/22 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel TWO CHINESE CLASSICS par le Père Louis Merton, N.D. de Gethsémani NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Gabriel Series 157: Two Chinese Classics... "Two Chinese Classics" [essay] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Gabriel O'Connell and Fr. Thomas Aquinas Porter; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
429. Series 158: 1960/no/no? (#01) transcript  from Sortais, Gabriel / to James Fox Vous trouverez sous cette enveloppe l'opinion d'un professeur d'Université sur l'article que le Père Series 158: Universe as Epiphany... "Universe as Epiphany" [undated essay and letter, ca. 1960 (see journal entry 1960-11-14)] «detailed view»
430. Series 158: 1960/no/no? (#02) other by French university professor Appréciation d'un Professeur d'Université sur l'article du Père Merton [-] THE UNIVERSE AS EPIPHANY Series 158: Universe as Epiphany... "Universe as Epiphany" [undated essay and letter, ca. 1960 (see journal entry 1960-11-14)] a written critique of Merton's essay on Teilhard de Chardin's Divine Milieu [this essay was later published in a collection of essays, Love and Living, edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Patrick Hart, in 1979] «detailed view»
431. Series 159: 1963/01/24 TL[x] to Bourne, Paul Just to avoid misunderstandings in the record for censorship: two things. a) An article in the Series 159: Virginity and Humanism in the Fathers... "Virginity and Humanism in the Fathers" [essay] and "Life and Holiness" [book] «detailed view»
432. Series 160: 1960/02/22? (#01) other[x] to Censor (anonymous) 1. Absurdity in Sacred Decoration (short article) Very good propoganda [sic] against bad taste Series 160: Vocation to Solitude... "Vocation to Solitude" [essay], "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration" [essay], "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal [essay], and "Love Winter When the Plant Says Nothing [poem] / censor's report (on the same page as Nihil Obstat statement for "Absurdity in Sacred Decoration") «detailed view»
433. Series 160: 1960/02/22? (#02) other[x] to Censor (anonymous) EXTRAIT [-] Compte-rendu de Censure sur "Vocation to Solitude" et "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal". Series 160: Vocation to Solitude... "Vocation to Solitude" and "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal" [essays] «detailed view»
434. Series 160: 1960/02/22? (#03) TLS[x] to Bourne, Paul Since objections were raised to the article entitled Vocation to Solitude, the theme has been Series 160: Vocation to Solitude... "Vocation to Solitude" [essay - see original letter in "Bourne, Paul" file] «detailed view»
435. Series 160: 1960/03/15 TLS[x] from Albert of the Blessed Sacrament, Fr., O.C.D. I am very grateful for your letter and your study on "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal". Series 160: Vocation to Solitude... "The Primitive Carmelite Ideal" [essay - see the "Albert of the Blessed Sacrament" correspondence file for the original of this letter] «detailed view»
436. Series 161: 1952/09/25 TLS by Sortais, Gabriel En vous écrivant le 25 Septembre, j'ai sous les yeux une première lettre commencée dans l'île Series 161: Waters of Siloe... "Waters of Siloe," translated into French ("Aux sources du silence") [book] - comments by Abbot General Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
437. Series 162: 1965/07/24 TNS by Gillet, Ignace Thomas Merton [-] THE WAY OF CHUANG TZU [-] NIHIL OBSTAT : fr. M. Paul Bourne, July 9, 1965 Series 162: Way of Chuang Tzu... "Way of Chuang Tzu" [book] Nihil Obstat granted by Fr. Paul Bourne and Fr. Charles English - Imprimi Potest granted by Abbot General Ignace Gillet «detailed view»
438. Series 163: 1959/01/19 other[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Six Articles: 1 - The Way of Perfection 2 - Ash Wednesday 3 - Spiritual Direction 4 - Easter : Series 163: Way of Perfection... "The Way of Perfection," "Spiritual Direction," "Ash Wednesday," "Easter: The New Life," "Christianity and Mass Movement," and "The Trappist Salve Regina" ("Hail, Holy Queen") [essays] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
439. Series 164: 1947/04/05 TLS by Chassagne, Anthony "St. Lugarde, a study in Cistercian Mysticism" by a Monk of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Gethsemani, 1947 Series 164: What Are These Wounds?... "What Are These Wounds? : The life of a Cistercian Mystic, Saint Lutgarde of Aywières" [book] - censor's remarks by Fr. Anthony Chassagne (see also "Chassagne, Anthony" correspondence file) «detailed view»
440. Series 165: 1948/no/no? TAN by Censor (anonymous) CENSOR'S REPORT [-] "What is Meditation?" by Thomas Merton CRITICISM: Series 165: What Is Contemplation?... "What Is Meditation" [published as book What Is Contemplation?] - censor's criticism - grants Nihil Obstat «detailed view»
441. Series 166: 1960/01/16 transcript by Sortais, Gabriel WHAT IS MEDITATION by Thomas Merton [-] NIHIL OBSTAT: fr. M. Shane Regan, Dec.ember [sic], 1959 Series 166: What Is Meditation?... "What Is Meditation" [essay] - Nihil Obstat, Shane Regan and Paul Bourne; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
442. Series 167: 1962/06/30 TNS[x] by Sortais, Gabriel Thomas Merton [-] THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH IN ST. IGNATIUS an article [-] THERE HAS TO BE A JAIL Series 167: Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes... "Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes" [poem], "The Mystery of the Church in Saint Ignatius of Antioch" [essay], and "There Has to Be a Jail for Ladies" [poem] / Nihil Obstat, Fr. Bede Graham and Fr. Bellarmine McQuiston; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
443. Series 168: 1959/03/09 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell We are enclosing again for your perusal what might be called an exchange of articles-- or dialogue-- Series 168: Wisdom in Emptiness: A Dialogue between Daisetz T.... "The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century" [book] and "Wisdom in Emptiness: Wisdom in Emptiness: A Dialogue between Daisetz T. Suzuki and Thomas Merton" [essay - published in "Zen and the Birds of Appetite"] «detailed view»
444. Series 169: 1959/01/07 (#01) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell We just received word from our Most Reverend General that you have been appointed one of the censors Series 169: Wisdom of the Desert... "The Wisdom of the Desert" [book - under earlier title, "Sayings of the Desert Fathers"] «detailed view»
445. Series 169: 1959/01/07 (#02) TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Thomas Aquinas Porter We just received word from our Most Reverend General that you have been appointed one of the censors Series 169: Wisdom of the Desert... "The Wisdom of the Desert" [book - under earlier title, "Sayings of the Desert Fathers"] «detailed view»
446. Series 169: 1959/01/19 TLS[x]  from Porter, Thomas Aquinas / to James Fox Just a line to accompany Fr. Louis' Ms. Entitled What Should I Do?, and to say that all goes Series 169: Wisdom of the Desert... "The Wisdom of the Desert" [book - under earlier title, "What Should I Do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers"] «detailed view»
447. Series 169: 1959/02/06 other by Sortais, Gabriel WHAT SHOULD I DO? Sayings of the Desert Fathers by fr. M. Louis Merton, O.L. of Gethsemani Abbey Series 169: Wisdom of the Desert... "The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century" [book - revised manuscript resubmitted for approval?] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
448. Series 169: 1959/02/06 other by Sortais, Gabriel WHAT SHOULD I DO? Sayings of the Desert Fathers by fr. M. Louis Merton, O.L. of Gethsemani Abbey Series 169: Wisdom of the Desert... "The Wisdom of the Desert" [book - under earlier title, "What Should I Do? Sayings of the Desert Fathers"] - Nihil Obstat, Thomas Aquinas Porter and Gabriel O'Connell; Imprimi Potest, Dom Gabriel Sortais «detailed view»
449. Series 169: 1959/03/09 TL[x]  from Fox, James / to Gabriel O'Connell We are enclosing again for your perusal what might be called an exchange of articles-- or dialogue-- Series 169: Wisdom of the Desert... "The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century" [book] and "Wisdom in Emptiness: Wisdom in Emptiness: A Dialogue between Daisetz T. Suzuki and Thomas Merton" [essay - published in "Zen and the Birds of Appetite"] «detailed view»

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