An old Lax friend, Jose Rafael Revenga, recently sent this newspaper clipping of Lax (at 64) with priest and activist Daniel Berrigan in 1980 when the two were together at a Jacques Maritain Symposium. According to the caption, the two people with them are poets Anthony Walsh and Therese Lentfoehr. (Click on Lentfoehr’s name to read about her friendship with Thomas Merton and a listing of the letters they exchanged.) It was for this symposium that Lax wrote his remembrance “Harpo’s Progress: Notes Toward an Understanding of Merton’s Ways.”
To learn more about Daniel Berrigan’s fascinating life, read Jim Forest’s new book, At Play in the Lion’s Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan, published in November 2017 by Orbis Books.
Another book to look at is: Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings, edited by John Dear.