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Anthony Bellesorte OCSO Epistolary Journal

 Collection
Identifier: 01-exws_trappistwrites
The Anthony R. Bellesorte OCSO Epistolary Journal contains a series of letters, notes, drawings, and worksheets that Father Anthony kept from June 22, 1972 - September 29, 1974. These journal entries, written as letters, detail his spiritual journey and his life over this two-year period. The heading or title that appears on many of the entries is "A Trappist Writes to God."
Physical Description: The Anthony R. Bellesorte OCSO Epistolary Journal consists of handwritten letters contained in two archival boxes (approximately 1 linear foot).

Dates

  • 1972-1974

Creator

Extent

2 boxes

Abstract

Series of letters, notes, drawings, and worksheets that Father Anthony kept from June 22, 1972 - September 29, 1974. These journal entries, written as letters, detail his spiritual journey and his life over this two-year period. The heading or title that appears on many of the entries is "A Trappist Writes to God."

Biographical or Historical Information

Father Anthony R. Bellesorte, OCSO (approximately 1936 - present) is a monk of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California. He graduated from Drexel University in 1972 with a BS in Business and Engineering, while also studying the subjects of philosophy, theology, psychology, art, music, and aviation. Originally from Philadelphia, he worked as a Sales Engineer and later as an Administrative Engineer in Milwaukee and San Francisco until he joined the Dominicans in 1963. He began painting abstracts and making his own pottery, which he often sells in the Abbey Bookstore where he works.

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Arrangement Note

Chronologically

Physical Access Requirements

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.
Title
Anthony Bellesorte OCSO Epistolary Journal Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Ciara Larson and Neil Chase
Date
2016-02-16
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221