Peter Maurin: Saintly Founder of the Catholic Worker

A spiritual biographical novel based on the life of the founder of the Catholic Worker movement. The noveltells factual details of Maurin's life with author's speculation on some of the thoughts and feelings of this great man. Maurin gave up earning a living. He did any kind of work, but accepted no wages, only food or bed in return. More

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Words: 59,490
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452458328
About William Kemsley, Jr

William Kemsley, Jr. is said to be the father of modern hiking and backpacking. He is founder of Backpacker magazine, co-founder of American Hiking Society and author of several books on the outdoors.

Kemsley is currently writing his spiritual autobiography -- from doubts, to loss of faith, on through atheism, deep cynicism, agnosticism, to belief in a cosmic consciousness and 'the good-man' Jesus, finally returning to a mature, practical understanding of salvation and faith healing.

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Review by: Mike McAvinchey on Feb. 18, 2013 : (no rating)
I knew about Peter Maurin from reading about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. But, I didn't know a lot. This is a good, thorough, and informative presentation about the life of the movement's inspirational theorist. The fictionalized vignettes scattered through the book, illuminated his personal and spiritual growth in a warm and winning way. A very enjoyable and informative read!
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