Summary: Revels in the beauty and worship of newly composed liturgical music. Gives details of her visit to the Taena community in England and eulogizes Fr. H. A. Reinhold for his labor activities. Mentions a new edition of Ammon Hennacy’s autobiography, praises his activism and nonviolent stance but rejects his criticism of Scripture. (DDLW #863). The Catholic Worker, March 1968, 1, 2, 8.
Summary: Praises the changes in the liturgy of the Mass–“I do love the guitar masses.” Paraphrases a talk she heard on the price of peace. Frustrated with the new postal requirement to use zip codes in mailing the paper. (DDLW #850). The Catholic Worker, May 1967, 2, 10.
Summary: On the eve of the beginning of Vatican Council II she pens a personal appreciation of the Mass and its role in her life and the meaning of participating in its celebration. She has harsh words for priests who mumble and rush through both English and Latin prayers at Mass. (DDLW #794). The Catholic Worker, September 1962, 2
Summary: Reflects on Holy Week and the themes of suffering, joy, and gratitude. Talks of spinning wool. (DDLW #649). The Catholic Worker, April 1953, 3, 8.
Summary: Eight excerpts from The Long Loneliness around the themes of community and work as envisioned by Peter Maurin: the meaning of liturgy in revolutionary times; Peter Maurin’s vision of community in farming communes; a community of families as a lay form of religious life; mutual aid and giving to increase love; Peter’s emphasis on work over wages and ownership; importance of a philosophy of work based on being made in the image and likeness of God; self-sufficiency in food; the difficulty of restoring community on the land. (DDLW #628). The Catholic Worker, February 1952, 3.
Summary: Reflects on the role of silence during the liturgical season of Advent as necessary for hearing the Word in our souls. Says it is a time to examine one’s conscience and a time “to see only what is lovable.” An excerpt from “On Pilgrimage” (DDLW #866). On Pilgrimage, 1948, pp. 166-175.
Summary: Distinguishes between individuals in society and persons in society. The former are isolated monads who are “weak and adrift”, the latter are a part of a body, (the Body of Christ) which draw strength from each other. The liturgy teaches this unity, which is indispensable for social regeneration. (DDLW #16: The Catholic Worker, December 1935, 4).