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On Pilgrimage (July/August 1964)

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.

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On Pilgrimage (October 1961)

Summary: Bits of news of her upcoming speaking engagements and the activities of many workers–answering correspondence, leafleting in Moscow, and on retreat. Reflects on doing “the duties of our state in life” and the need for a sense of Divine Providence. (DDLW #786). The Catholic Worker, October 1961, 2.

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On Pilgrimage (May 1961)

Summary: On a hot and humid August day she describes their neighborhood and the many visitors coming and going. Longs for the country and the beach. Mentions several Workers who participated in freedom rides in the South as part of the civil rights movement. Mentions several conferences on third-world development noting that “some kind of ownership which gives security” is needed in the U.S. as well as elsewhere. (DDLW #784). The Catholic Worker, September 1961, 3, 7.

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On Pilgrimage (December 1960)

Summary: Vignettes about gardens, movies, readings, tributes to helpful police, speaking trips, a visit to Tamar in Vermont, and her grandchildren’s hunting exploits. Reiterates Peter Maurin’s program of cult, culture, and cultivation. Distinguishes between poverty and destitution, natural and supernatural poverty. (DDLW #774).  The Catholic Worker, December 1960, 2, 7, 8.

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On Pilgrimage (December 1971)

Summary: Excerpts from her letters while on an across country pilgrimage to Wheaton and Rock Island, Illinois, then Denver, Colorado. Reasserts the need to “go to the poor” and spread the good news by speaking and the works of mercy. Comments on a prison strike noting many are in jail for petty theft while “robber barons” get away with murder. Says “Property is theft.” (DDLW #516). The Catholic Worker, December 1971, 2.