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Merton's Correspondence with:

Br. Emmanuel Schuurmans; Abbot Emmanuel Schuurmans; Dom Emmanuel Schuurmans

Schuurmans, Emmanuel, Dom, O.C.S.O.  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1965-1966
Volume: 2 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


In 1958, Br. Emmanuel Schuurmans became Abbot of Maria Toevlucht (Mary's Refuge) in Zundert in the Netherlands. He brought about many reforms to his community and Merton discusses with him permission to live the eremitical life and other changes to the Trappist Order.

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See also one published letter from Merton to Schuurmans (published as "Dom E.") in The School of Charity, pp. 300-301.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1965/10/23 HLS to Merton My excuses for this retarded answer. There were some troubles. Mount Saviour would like to publish «detailed view»
2. 1966/02/14 TL[c] from Merton It has been some time since I received your letter and your essay on the structure of the Order. «detailed view»

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