DAVID JONES (1895-1974)


Illustration for A Child's Rosary (St. Dominic's Press)

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From the Tower of London

ST. THOMAS MORE (1478-1535)


This season's words from our saints are those of Sir Thomas More, a statesman, humanist scholar, and martyr during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. The text is a meditation on detachment, penned in 1534 while More was imprisoned in the Tower of London, waiting for trial and sentencing for his silence regarding Henry's break from the Church of Rome and divorce of Queen Catherine of Aragon..



Love Overflows

DOROTHY DAY (1897-1980)


This season's words from past Catholic experience

are excerpted from The

Long Loneliness (1952), in which the founder of the Catholic Worker movement explains what drew her from political radicalism to Catholicism, despite a painful sacrifice conversion required in her love life.




Words from Our Saints


Words of Past Experience


Short Stories

Made by Our Hands

PILGRIM's Virtual Art Gallery

From the Editor's Desk





And It Was a Mercy

An essay by Mary R. Finnegan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.



Atheist Field Hospital

An essay by Fr. Christopher Roberts of Union City, Indiana, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.




An essay by Jeffrey Essmann of New York City. Posted 1 March 2017.




A short story by Tom Minder of Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.




A short story by Tara Munjee of Plano, Texas, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.



For Carol

A poem by Conor Hodges of Sanford, Florida, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.




A poem by Michael French of Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. Posted 1 March 2017.



Her Father's Grave

A poem by Philip C. Kolin of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.


Note to Readers and Prospective Contributors:


PILGRIM currently is undergoing a restructuring transition. The Editors apologize in advance for disruptions that may occur, in the mean time, in our seasonal publication schedule. But we invite you to browse our rich collection of newer and archived essays, fiction, poems, and artwork. If you are a prospective content contributor, hoping your work might find a home on our website, please note that we are not accepting any new submissions at this time. When that changes, an updated announcement will be posted in this space.



New Book of Note

PILGRIM visitors may appreciate a new book of poems by Abigail Carroll, of northern Vermont, entitled A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim, just out this March from Eerdmans. Several of the poems in this collection originally appeared here on our site. For more, visit GoodReads.com at this link.




A poem by Gabriella Petrillo of Florham Park, New Jersey, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.




A poem by Michael Angel Martin of Miami, Florida, USA. Posted 1 March 2017.





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Per humanitatem filii Dei, per ministerium praedicatoris Dei.