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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Claude J. Peifer, Claude John Peifer, Abbot Claude Peifer, Abbot Claude J. Peifer

Peifer, Claude J., Fr., O.S.B., 1927-2014  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965
Volume: 7 item(s); 9 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Fr. Claude J. Peifer was a Benedictine monk from St. Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois. He later served as abbot there from 2003-2011.

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See also Merton's "Reply to Dom Kucera" in Sub-Sections D.1 and E.1, a comment on "Monastic renewal revisited: ressourcement and aggiornamento," by Claude John Peifer, O.S.B., which was a critique of "The meaning of monastic renewal," by Daniel Kucera, O.S.B.

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1. 1965/04/29 HLS[x] from Merton I have just read your very fine essay on "The Biblical Foundations of Monasticism" and am very Merton asking if Peifer's essay can be printed/reprinted in a Cistercian journal - "The Biblical Foundations of Monasticism" was later published in Cistercian Studies 1 (1966): 7-31 «detailed view»
2. 1965/05/01 TLS to Merton You are quite welcome to these copies, which at the moment are just taking up space in the drawer. Fr. Basil Pennington - monastic law «detailed view»
3. 1965/05/05 HLS[x] from Merton Many thanks for the extra copies of the essay. Monastic Studies is a good place for it. I wish «detailed view»
4. 1965/05/16 TLS to Merton I have eagerly devoured the essays you kindly sent and cannot begin to thank you enough for them. essays on monastic life «detailed view»
5. 1965/05/29 TLS[x] from Merton The Collectanea is delighted to have your article. The editor tells me that his intention is to run Fr. Placide Deseille - "L'Evangile au desert" / monastic renewal and Merton's move to the eremitic life «detailed view»
6. 1965/08/04 HLS[x] from Merton Sorry about my delay in answering your letter, but honestly I don't see that is any problem. conflict in the essay "The Biblical Foundations of Monasticism" appearing in an upcoming book while being published as an article - suggests writing to Fr. Charles Dumont of Chimay, Belgium / Merton writing from hospital «detailed view»
7. 1965/08/14 TLS from Merton Your letter was forwarded to me here, where I've been giving a retreat. Thanks for your reply. «detailed view»

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