Summary: Delights in the bustling neighborhood and relishes the sun gilding nearby buildings and trees. Jottings of the comings and goings, gifts received for her birthday, and memories of her conversion and past friendships. (DDLW #594).The Catholic Worker, December 1978, 2, 6.
Summary: Snippets expanded from her diary: recollection of early Russian friends, visitors, the death of Pope John Paul I and election of John Paul II, books, and operas. Says sex is fundamental but religion transfigures it. (DDLW #593).The Catholic Worker, October-November 1978, 3, 7.
Summary: Decries money spent on armaments that should beffor care of the poor. Appeals “for loaves and fishes, or money to buy them.” Reaffirms Holy Poverty for themselves in solidarity with the poor they serve. Receiving no salary, some workers take part-time jobs to support themselves. (DDLW #592).The Catholic Worker, October-November 1978, 2.
Summary: Jottings of catholic workers coming and going, books she’s reading, and television shows.. Praises the work and writing of young CWers. (The Catholic Worker, September 1978, 7. DDLW #591).
Summary: Complains that she needs to rest her heart at the beach house instead of joining a demonstration at the UN. Reminisces about friends, greets visitors, mentions her reading, and recalls the start of the movement when she met Peter Maurin. (The Catholic Worker, July-August 1978, 2, 8. DDLW #590).
Summary: Admires the witness and energy of young Catholic Workers. Mentions visitors, books she is reading, renewed anti-Semitism, and her love of the Psalms. (DDLW #589).The Catholic Worker, June 1978, 2.
Summary: Jottings about the neighborhood architecture, hymnals of her childhood, Ade Bethune’s artwork, and the education of her daughter Tamar. (DDLW #588). The Catholic Worker, May 1978, 2.
Summary: Tries to answer the question ” How can we believe in a Transcendent God when the Immanent God seems so powerless within time, when demonic forces seem to be let loose?” Points to examples of transcendence in human experience: hope for happiness in intentional communities and love of neighbor, the word of God, miracles, bearing the suffering of others, martyrdom, and delight in loving God. (DDLW #587) The Catholic Worker, May 1978, 5, 8.
Summary: Jottings while convalescing–visitors, books she is reading, music on the radio. Reflects on vocation and the infludence of Fr. Hugo on her life. (The Catholic Worker, March-April 1978, 2, 7. DDLW #585).
Summary: Series of diary notes from early winter 1978. Recalls visitors from Australia and bad weather in New York. Discusses her current reading including re-reading Anna Karenina. Discusses suicide with a priest. Other readings and thoughts revolve around her college friend Rayna Prohme, the Chinese Revolution, the music of Wagner, and Masses at St. Joseph’s House. (The Catholic Worker, February 1978, 2, 5. DDLW #584).