Summary: Vignettes about gardens, movies, readings, tributes to helpful police, speaking trips, a visit to Tamar in Vermont, and her grandchildren’s hunting exploits. Reiterates Peter Maurin’s program of cult, culture, and cultivation. Distinguishes between poverty and destitution, natural and supernatural poverty. (DDLW #774). The Catholic Worker, December 1960, 2, 7, 8.
Summary: Notes visitors and correspondence. Responds to letters of criticism of their returning interest to the city (see Doc # 776). Says they are propagandists for principles, trying by gestures to work out truths of faith, a spiritual weapon. Visits Tamar in Vermont and describes how the children help. Lauds self-sufficiency on the land. (DDLW #775). The Catholic Worker, November 1960, 2, 3, 8.
Summary: When the city says it will use interest money they returned to acquire more property, she responds by asking that they give it to WNYC radio “which provides such joy to so many.” (See Doc #775) (The Catholic Worker, November 1960, 2. DDLW #776).
Summary: Notes the sufferings of victims of urban renewal and is cynical of those who benefit. (The Catholic Worker, November 1960, 1, 8. DDLW #773).
Summary: Retells the non-violent efforts of the 13th Century Russian hero Alexander Nevsky with the Mongol invaders. Notes the parallel to the new United Nations where East and West try to avoid atomic war where there are no victors. Urges the study of history. Keywords: books, Russia, prayer (DDLW #771).The Catholic Worker, October 1060, 1, 3.
Summary: Says they are “broke again and are beggars.” Lists their expenses and improvements that were needed in city and farm on Staten Island. Recalls Saints Paul, Joseph (“the householder”), Francis, and Therese. (DDLW #772). The Catholic Worker, October 1960, 2.
Summary: A tribute to a hard working and sometimes problematic Lithuanian guest at Peter Maurin Farm. Quotes his recitation of his life of hard works and worries about a pension. “Here is a man who has worked hard all his life, who lives in poverty but is not destitute, and is always cheerful and ready to serve; we all love him.” (DDLW #770).The Catholic Worker, September 1960, 7, 8.
Summary: Says they are “broke again and are beggars.” Lists their expenses and improvements that were needed in city and farm on Staten Island. Recalls Saints Paul, Joseph (“the householder”), Francis, and Therese. (DDLW #772: The Catholic Worker, October 1960, 2)
Summary: Stops to see friends in Vermont on her way to a retreat in Montreal. Mentions books and machines for village economics and home industries. Recounts visiting folks on her last trip west and a miracle of an infant with polio. She delights in everyone’s practice of the works of mercy. (DDLW #769). The Catholic Worker, September 1960, 2, 7, 8.
Summary: Explains their position on usury and derides the profit system. Says they try to withdraw from “THE SYSTEM” by following Matthew 25. Keywords: work (DDLW #768: The Catholic Worker, September 1960, 1.)
Summary: Focuses on drug addiction which she first encountered in prison. Attends a performance of the play “The Connection” about drug addicts. Lauds the play and reiterates Peter’s vision of building a society where it is easier to be good. Says we cannot change people. (DDLW #766). The Catholic Worker, July-August 1960, 2, 7.
Summary: Notes of a Friday night meeting with artist Fritz Eichenberg on modern art, much of which he sees as junk and dehumanizing. Eichenberg says going back to crafts will restore creativity. (The Catholic Worker, July-August 1960, 3. DDLW #767).
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Summary: Comments on not being arrested at the annual civil disobedience against New York City’s air raid drills. Visits Tamar in Vermont. Continues her account of a West Coast trip focusing on the farm labor situation there. (The Catholic Worker, June 1960, 2, 7. DDLW #765).
Summary: Describes a speaking trip to Vancouver, Oregon, and San Francisco. Admires the varied apostolic works of the people she visits as examples of service to the common good. (The Catholic Worker, May 1960, 2, 7, 8. DDLW #764).
Summary: Diary-like account of a journey through Minnesota, South Dakota, Oregon, and into Canada telling of the work being done by the people she visits. Admires the life and beliefs of the Doukhobars group, a seventeenth century Russian sect dedicated to non-violence and simple Christian living. (The Catholic Worker, April 1960, 1, 6, 8. DDLW #763).
Summary: Describes her travel tips on a journey to Chicago. Visits her childhood street and reminisces on their poverty, learning to pray, and her vocation to poverty. Tells of a picket line in support of a tax resister and defends their use of the name Catholic. (The Catholic Worker, March 1960, 1, 6 DDLW #762).
Summary: Shares reactions to an article by Thomas Merton and a biography of Charles de Foucauld. Notes we have hardly begun to understand the gospels. Tells stories of feeling fear and the senseless cold war. Tells of the work of religious and lay groups in Minnesota. Says “we need to pray for vocations, all kinds of vocations.” (DDLW #761) The Catholic Worker, February 1960, 2, 7, 8.
Summary: Summary: Notes that several editors of the Catholic Worker have been jailed for their beliefs and work for non-violence. A dialogue by letter with Ammon Hennacy who is in jail. Discussion of cooperatives and collectives in Spain, Cuba, China, and Israel. (The Catholic Worker, January 1960, 2, 8. DDLW #760).