Thomas Merton Center

Merton Correspondence:

The "Dodge, James, Fr. (pseud., Fr. Linus, O.C.S.O.)" file

Single Item Record for the Date:
1942/no-month/no-day (#02)


Type:  TALS - Typed signed letter with holograph (handwritten) annotations.

To/From:  from Merton to "Dodge, James, Fr. (pseud., Fr. Linus, O.C.S.O.)"-->

# of pages:  2

Published in:  

First Lines:  "Second Round. Your real question is, of course: are we, today, real Cistercians? 1. If you mean,"

Contents:  [photocopies previously in Section A, originals transferred from Sub-Section H.7, Accession 2 (2016)] / annotated reactions by Dodge] today's not "perfect copies of the first Cistercians" but "close enough to be morally identical - not possible to recreate the life of the Fathers of Citeaux and it is not worth while to do so - more important to be like the first fathers in spirit and in their spiritual simplicity

Language:  English

Source or donor:  Mepkin Abbey Archives

Date received:  2016/05/01

Date added:  2016

Unique identifier:  Section A- "Dodge, James, Fr. (pseud., Fr. Linus, O.C.S.O.):"    1942/no-month/no-day? (#02)