PILGRIM

 

Words of Past Experience

 

Love Overflows

An excerpt from The Long Loneliness (1952) by Dorothy Day (1897-1980), 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.

 

 

 

The House on Humility Street

An excerpt from the book of the same title (1943) by American priest Martin W. Doherty (1899-1973) of both Chicago and western Oregon, on memories from his time as a young seminarian at the North American College in Rome.

 

 

 

Newman the Controversialist

An excerpt from the book Newman: Essai de biographie psychologique (1906) by the French historian and literary critic, Henri Bremond (1865-1933).

 

 

 

Prayer as a Political Problem

An excerpt from the English translation of L'Oraison Problème Politique (1965) by the French theologian Jean Daniélou, SJ (1905-1974).

 

 

 

You Did It to Me

An excerpt from the English translation of François Mauriac's Le Fils de l'Homme (1958).

 

 

 

Christianity

An excerpt from Morality and the Mystical Body (1939) by the Belgian theologian Émile Mersch, SJ (1890-1940).

 

 

 

The Eucharist and the Church's Mission

An excerpt from the writings of Joseph Ratzinger before he was Pope Benedict XVI, reminding us how liturgy and communion with the Blessed Sacrament are ends of Christian life and not means of making the Church's messages more palatable to the world.

 

 

 

The Mystery of the Infant God

A text selected from the English translation of François Mauriac's Le Fils de l'Homme (1958).

 

 

 

Pudeur, Prudery, and Artists

A text selected from the journals of Raïssa Maritain née Oumansov (1883-1960), Russian-born philosopher, and poet of Paris, France.