Summary: Describes life at Maryfarm during Winter: guests, visitors, gifts of a statue of the Blessed Mother and a phonograph, and pies, furniture repair and refurbishing. Mentions books read as spiritual reading during silent meals. (DDLW #945). The Catholic Worker, Mar 1954, p. 3
Summary: Short diary-like jottings: memories, visitors, TV shows watched, and comments on books. (DDLW #921) The Catholic Worker, Oct/Nov 1980, 2, 7
Summary: Depicts the loving work of Dorothy and Bill Gauchat with “the saddest, most hopeless, most incurable of crippled children. Says she couldn’t put their book down until she finished the last page.”The story is a picture of what could be done.” (DDLW #915). The Catholic Worker, December 1975 4,7
Summary: Responds to those who critique their work as a band-aid for a cancer. Reaffirms the necessity for the works of mercy. Tidbits of life at the worker: getting out the paper, a trip to the sea, books arriving. Travels to PA and OH and reflects on the work of miners. Visits house in Cleveland and Detroit. Is moved by a Pentecostal prayer meeting. (DDLW #905) The Catholic Worker, December 1969, pp. 1,2,5
Summary: Reflects on her recent reading–about priests witnessing in prison, especially the Berrigan brothers whom she admires. Comments also on essays about the Civil War and the freedom struggle of blacks. (DDLW #891). The Catholic Worker, December 1968, pp. 2,7
Summary: Reports on their move to a renovated building on First Street, the move, the cost. Describes programs for children up near the farm in Tivoli. Mentions just published A Penny a Copy, a reader of articles from the paper. Goes on retreat and visits friends. (DDLW #887). The Catholic Worker, July 1968, pp. 1,2,6
Summary: Recommends two books on pacifism, visits her daughter in Vermont and then friends in Montreal. Attends the funeral of Jane Marra who started the Catholic Worker in Boston. (DDLW #846). The Catholic Worker, December 1966, 2, 6.
Summary: Considers many things–books on scripture, help from the Christian Brothers, a sick roommate, war protests, economics and non-violence, the need to do work in line with the works of mercy. (DDLW #848). The Catholic Worker, March-April 1967, 2, 7, 8.
Summary: Tales of her travel to Rome to join twenty women on a ten-day fast for peace at Vatican Council II. Shares vignettes of friends, clergy, meetings, books, prayers, Masses, and accommodations. Describes the pain that accompanied her fast. (DDLW #835).
Summary: Describes their move from the overcrowded Peter Maurin Farm on Staten Island. Appreciates beauty in small things, especially water in streams and sea. Notes speakers, recommends books. Say she is meditating on the mystery of suffering. (DDLW #813). The Catholic Worker, March 1964, 1, 2, 6.