Summary: Tells of the marriage of Tom Cornell to Monica Ribar and the help received in setting up their apartment, the legal troubles of a theatre group, how their soup line started in 1936, and plans to build a model women’s prison at Riker’s Island. (DDLW #817). The Catholic Worker, July-August 1964, 2, 6.
Summary: Chronicles trips to Chicago, Montreal, and Vermont where she visited friends and family, and attended meetings where she often spoke. (DDLW #814). The Catholic Worker, April 1964, 3, 6.
Summary: Stays with newly forming community of families while on a speaking trip to England and recalls Peter Maurin’s agronomic vision and support for the family farm. (DDLW #809). The Catholic Worker, November 1963, 1, 6.
Summary: On a speaking trip, weary of Winter travel, she mentions the strong interest in Cuba and the social changes in Latin America among her listeners. Visits her family in Vermont and extols family life as the ordinary way of working for the common good. Observes a group of men who had made “a cursillo, a course in Christianity” praying together and asks all to pray for men joined together in love. (DDLW #799). The Catholic Worker, January 1963, 2, 6.
Summary: An account of moving her daughter Tamar’s family from Staten Island to a spacious home and farm in Vermont. (DDLW #729). The Catholic Worker, October 1957, 8.
Summary: Deep in winter at her daughter’s farm in West Virginia they await the birth of Tamar’s third child. Reflects on country life and a woman’s spirituality in the midst of small children and housework. Describes her efforts at prayer. Reflects on the handicrafts Tamar practices and the worth of a country economy, a way to be co-creators with God. Notes the duty to find joy and resist despair. Long quotes from Eric Gill on a decentralized economy. Keywords: family, poverty, personalism, distributism, capitalism, socialism, communism. (DDLW #476: Catholic Worker Books, New York, 1948, pp. 3-26.)