The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

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Date [Source / Page]Author QuotedTitle QuotedQuotation by Merton
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[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 9]
Anselmus of CanterburyProslogion I have just corrected eighty-six English exams in one of which I read: "Chaucer's ABC was a dirty character in..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 9]
BonaventuraItinerarium I have just corrected eighty-six English exams in one of which I read: "Chaucer's ABC was a dirty character in..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 8]
Aurelius AugustinusCity of God Meanwhile I sit in the sun and look at the trees and wear a white tennis hat and wait for it to be August. I h..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 20]
Jan RuusbroecOeuvres de Ruysbroeck l'admirable / Jan van Ruusbroec ; trad. du flamand par les Benedictins de Saint-Paul de Wisques par Ernest Hello I read much Duns Scotus, who when it comes to psychology, at any rate, fills in certain big gaps that leave yo..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 24]
Mark Van DorenSpring Birth and Other Poems It was wonderful to get the letter and the book [Spring Birth and Other Poems], which both arrived long enough..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 26]
Mark Van DorenSelected Poems At last it is raining and I not only have the time to write a letter but am more or less in a mood for one. So..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 45-46]
Mark Van DorenCollected and New Poems, 1924-1963 Thanks for the letter and above all for the book [Van Doren's Collected and New Poems, 1924"”1963]. THE book i..
[Ltrs: RtoJ p. 47]
Walker PercyMoviegoer Have you read a book by a man called Walker Percy, called The Movie Goer? I don't read enough novels to judge,..

Abbreviations ▲ Source of Merton's Quotation and Citation
Ltrs: CforT The Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.
Ltrs: Giroux Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton.
Ltrs: Hammer The Letters of Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer.
Ltrs: HGL The Hidden Ground of Love.
Ltrs: Laughlin Thomas Merton and James Laughlin: Selected Letters.
Ltrs: Leclercq Survival or Prophecy? The Letters of Merton and Jean Leclercq.
Ltrs: RtoJ The Road to Joy: Letters to New and Old Friends.
Ltrs: Ruether Letters of Merton and Rosemary Radford Ruether.
Ltrs: SofC The School of Charity. Letters on Religious Renewal.
Ltrs: WtoF Witness to Freedom: The Letters of Merton in Times of Crisis.