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On Pilgrimage (November 1952)

Summary: A detailed account of a visit to the Blessed Martin House of Hospitality in Memphis where Helen Caldwell Day cares for the children of women cotton pickers. The problems of poverty. Urges use of spiritual weapons–poverty, precarity, self-denial, suffering. Says that only love can overcome the evil in the world. (DDLW #640). The Catholic Worker, November 1952, 1, 4.



Summary: Summary: A passionate rejection of the false security of wages and the maxim “Be moderate, be prudent.” Instead she promotes the counsels and precepts of the gospel in this time of world-wide crisis for religion and poverty. She asks, “What right has any one of us to have security when God’s poor are suffering?” (DDLW #939: The Catholic Worker, Jul-Aug 1935, page 4)