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O'Connell, Gabriel, Fr., O.C.S.O.

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1950

Volume: 4 item(s); 4 pg(s)

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Fr. Gabriel O'Connell was a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island.

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1950/05/21 TALS[x]from MertonThere has been something providential in my delay in sending you this article for censorship, since  [scan from original letter donated by Brendan Collins October 8, 2021 – original in the files kept by Collins of the journal, Monastic Studies (Merton had contributed to the journal and was in correspondence with Collins, and O’Connell was one of Merton’s monastic censors)]
 1950/05/29 HLSto MertonThe article is enlightening -- and timely. Personally, I think and hope the idea of the Man-God   
 1957/08/19 TLSfrom Fox, JamesWe just received a note from Rmme that he has appointed you as a third censor for a manuscript  "The Secular Journal" [book, under draft title, "The Cuban Journal" / verso scrap paper contains: "Some Observations in regard to Governor A.D. Chandler's Visit to the Abbey of Gethsemani- May 23, 1957"]
 1957/08/20 TLSby O'Connell, GabrielReport by the Censor, Fr. M. Gabriel O'Connell, o.c.s.o., of Our Lady of the Holy Cross, Berryville,  "A postulants' guide" by Merton [brochure - could possibly be "Life at Gethsemani" or " Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality"]

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