Summary: Describes a pilgrimage to England and Ireland to visit the Simon Communities on their ten-year anniversary of serving the destitute. Discusses the Student Christian Movement in England. Attends a fundraiser, which leaves her uncomfortable with the wealth of the celebration’s sponsors. Visits the shelter housed in the Crypt of the Cathedral in Liverpool. (The Catholic Worker, December 1973, 2, 8. DDLW #536).
Summary: Rumination on the recent deaths of three loved ones: Jenny Moore, W.H. Auden and Franklin Spier, Day’s brother-in-law. How each touched and influenced her emotional and intellectual development. In thinking about death, also ponders Heaven and the importance of the Transfiguration. (DDLW #534). The Catholic Worker, October-November 1973, 1, 8.
Summary: An appeal to readers to sustain the Catholic Worker in a time of need. Also a message of thanks for the assistance and love given in the past. (The Catholic Worker, October-November 1973, 2. DDLW #535).
Summary: Diary-like description of her participation in a United Farm Workers’ picket in California, her arrest, and several days in jail. Discusses the work of Cesar Chaveza, Joan Baez, Daniel Ellsberg, and others. Concludes with a prayer to Pope John to aid Chavez and other rural workers throughout the United States. (The Catholic Worker, September 1973, 1, 2, 6. DDLW #533).
Summary: “I must write about prayer because it is as necessary to life as breathing.” Enumerates several forms of prayer: reading as prayer, the psalms, scriptural prayers of faith, hope and charity, and praying for and to those who have died. (The Catholic Worker, July-August 1973, 2, 7. DDLW #532).
Summary: Contrasts Cesar Chabez’ stand on nonviolence with the violent tactics of the Teamster’s Union against the farm workers in California. Calls for continuing the boycott of grapes and lettuce, picketing, and demonstrations–forms of practicing voluntary poverty and “a peaceful revolution.” (The Catholic Worker, July-August 1973 DDLW #531).
Summary: Diary-like paragraphs for the month–peace meetings, walks, reading, a visit to her daughter and grandchildren in Vermont, planting, and prayers. (DDLW #530). The Catholic Worker, June 1973, 2, 8.
Summary: Series of reflections on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. Laments little time to read, recalls the books Peter Maurin recommended and his constant agitating. Notes the primacy of conscience, defends critics of the Pope, and the need for Christ rooms. Keywords: Philosophy of the CW, obedience, folly of the cross (DDLW #529). The Catholic Worker, May 1973, 1, 8.
Summary: An obituary for Catholic Worker Mike Sullivan. Comments on letter writing, new books, and the vocation of writing. (The Catholic Worker, March-April 1973, 2, 6. DDLW #257).
Summary: Expresses her joy at the presence of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers union at a rally and fiesta in New York in support of the lettuce boycott. Applauds their non-violent approach and hopes it will be a leaven in the union movement. (The Catholic Worker, March-April 1973, 1, 4. DDLW #254).
Summary: An obituary for Hans Tunnesen who live and worked at the Catholic Worker for thirty years. Sketches his life, portraying him as a wonderful bread-baker, lover of work, carpenter, and a man of faith. (DDLW #528). The Catholic Worker, February 1973, 2, 5.
Summary: Reflects on art and Dostoevsky’s phrase “Beauty will save the world.” Laments the encroachment of the “totalitarian State,” notes the spread of tax resistance, and inveighs against the Vietnam War. Admires the war resistance work of folk singer Joan Baez. (DDLW #527). The Catholic Worker, January 1973, 2, 6.