Summary: Highlights the struggle and despair of the times, recounts a conversation on faith with Mike Gold, an old Communist friend. Discourses on penance and voluntary suffering as acts of love that increase hope. Says we each have unique vocations to the works of mercy. (DDLW #894). The Catholic Worker, February 1969, pp. 2,5
Summary: An appeal for help on the mortgages for their new house on Christie Street. Reminds us that love of the poor requires an act of faith, as sometimes love is a hard struggle. (DDLW #890). The Catholic Worker, October 1968, p. 2
Summary: Focuses on the joy of their work–“It is a joyful experience, to serve the poor, and to be poor ourselves.” Quotes St. Vincent de Paul on serving the poor and how it contributes to a growth in faith. (DDLW #819). The Catholic Worker, October 1964, 2.
Summary: Remembers the joy that brought about her faith and is full of gratitude for the Mass. Reveling in the hustle and bustle at Tamar’s house in Vermont, she recalls “God’s goodness and the sacramentality of things.” On a speaking trip through Pennsylvania she mentions several strikes and the problems of unemployed miners. (DDLW #789).The Catholic Worker, January 1962, 1, 7, 8.