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Merton's Correspondence with:

Fr. Gabriel O'Connell

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


Descriptive Summary

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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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1950/05/21 TALS[x] from Merton There 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)] «detailed view»
2. 1950/05/29 HLS to Merton The article is enlightening -- and timely. Personally, I think and hope the idea of the Man-God «detailed view»
3. 1957/08/19 TLS from Fox, James We 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"] «detailed view»
4. 1957/08/20 TLS 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, "A postulants' guide" by Merton [brochure - could possibly be "Life at Gethsemani" or " Basic Principles of Monastic Spirituality"] «detailed view»

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