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Thomas Merton, Trappist 1915-1968

Summary: Upon learning of Thomas Merton’s sudden death, she quotes a letter from him refuting the suggestion he was leaving monastic life. In the quotes, Merton clarifies his role in the peace movement and gives a Christmas message of hope at a time when we need courage. (DDLW #901). The Catholic Worker, December 1968, pp. 1,6



On Pilgrimage (June 1968)

Summary: A series of diary-like entries describing protests in New York regarding peace, race, and the closing of Sydenham Hospital. Interspersed are events of friends, including the confirmation of Peggy Baird and a wedding at the farm. Reports on plans for the summer, including a speaking engagement at the Pax conference and attendance at the Poor People’s Campaign protests in Washington, DC. (DDLW #865). The Catholic Worker, June 1968, 1, 2.