The Seven Storey Mountain - Part 3: Chapter 3, The Sleeping Volcano Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 3, The Sleeping Volcano Summary and Analysis

He started volunteering at a place called Friendship House, helping the poor residents of Harlem. It was run by woman called the Baroness. Her name was Catherine de Hueck and her work among the poor inspired Merton. He went to Friendship House often. "I needed this support, this nearness of those who really loved Christ so much that they seemed to see Him. I needed to be with people whose every action told me something of the country that was my home".

In the end, though, he decided that writing and teaching were his first calling. Work such as that done at Friendship House would have to be subordinate to those two. The Baroness confirmed this, in a way, when she wrote to him, "Go on. You are on the right path. Keep...

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