Thomas Merton Center

Merton Correspondence:

The "Lemercier, Gregorio, Dom, O.S.B." file

Single Item Record for the Date:


Type:  TL[c] - Carbon copy of a typed letter (not signed).

To/From:  from Merton to "Lemercier, Gregorio, Dom, O.S.B."-->

# of pages:  2

Published in:  

First Lines:  "It was a joy to receive your long letter. I have read it many times and thought about its contents,"

Contents:  [transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Hart Working Files - no last name, "Dear Father Gregorio," seems to reply to Lemercier letter of August 28, 1957] the Divine Office in English - office as "ritualistic and theatrical" / relationship of monks and laity - monks and the question of true holiness / "Pachomian spirit" - monastery as "kolkhoz" / vacuum of postulants "incapacity to receive" / foundation in South America

Language:  English

Source or donor:  Hart, Patrick, Br., O.C.S.O.

Date received:  2016/05/01

Date added:  2016

Unique identifier:  Section A- "Lemercier, Gregorio, Dom, O.S.B.:"    1957/October/03