Thursday, May 24, 2012

More on Maurin

Dorothy Day has more name recognition than her colleague at The Catholic Worker, “a newspaper dedicated to promoting a Catholic vision of the reconstruction of society.” Christopher Shannon, writing in Crisis Magazine: A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity, sketches Peter Maurin, who died in May 1949.

One of Mr. Shannon’s sentences echoes a theme in this year’s The Social Animal by David Brooks. “The social crisis [of the 1930s] was a spiritual crisis, and the solution was the re-establishment of small communities capable of sustaining truly human, personal relationships.

Wiki-image of the cover of a collection of Maurin’s essays is in the public domain.

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