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Fr. Riccardo Lombardi

Lombardi, Riccardo, Fr., S.J., 1908-1979  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1958
Volume: 7 item(s); 21 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Fr. Riccardo Lombardi asks Merton's feedback and participation in response to a movement for greater dialog between the Catholic Church and the wider world based on the concept of the Mystical Body of Christ, a concept often touched upon by Merton and emphasized in Pope Pius XII's encyclical Mystici Corporis. Merton provides some feedback and asks some questions. He mentions his desire both to address wider problems in the world in his writings and to found a new monastic foundation in South America, which would be both contemplative but also an artistic and intellectual center for the area.


Fr. Riccardo Lombardi was a Jesuit priest writing on behalf of the Centro Internationale Pio XII per un Mondo Migliore in Rome, Italy.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1958/06/09 TLS to Merton It will surprise you to receive a letter from me, since I have never had the pleasure of meeting you «detailed view»
2. 1958/06/16 (#01) TL[c] from Merton It was to me a pleasant surprise and a very great honor to receive your kind letter, and I will not «detailed view»
3. 1958/06/16 (#02) TLS[x] from Merton It was to me a pleasant surprise and a very great honor to receive your kind letter, and I will not [transferred from Sub-Section H.7. Hart Working Files, Accession 2] «detailed view»
4. 1958/07/09 TLS[x] to Merton It would be difficult for you to imagine the joy with which I received your good letter. [copied from "Fox, James" Series 17] «detailed view»
5. 1958/07/25 TL[x] to from Sortais, Gabriel / to Riccardo Lombardi Il y a quelque temps déjà, étant encore en France, j'ai reçu d'Espagne une lettre du R.P. dom Aloys [see also "Sortais, Gabriel" and "Fox, James" files for related correspondence] Dom Aloys Yagüe «detailed view»
6. 1959/01/19 TLS[x] to Merton It is quite a time since we exchanged letters and since your Reverend Father Abbot decided to come [copied from "Fox, James" Series 17] «detailed view»
7. undated/no/no TALS from Merton Quelques Questions pour le T.Rev.Pere Lombardi. Je suis très content de pouvoir collaborer, «detailed view»

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