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 loveable.” An excerpt from “On Pilgrimage” (DDLW #866). On Pilgrimage, 1948, pp. 166-175.
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: 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).