>On the beginnings of The Catholic Worker newspaper by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin:
Since I came from a newspaper family, with my two older brothers working on newspapers at that time, and my father still a writer though no longer an editor, I could see the need for such a paper as Peter described.
But how are we going to start it?
Peter did not pretend to be practical along these lines. “I enunciate the principles,” he declared grandly.
“But where do we get the money?” I asked him, clinging to the “we,” though he was making clear his role as theorist.
“In the history of the saints, capital was raised by prayer. God sends you what you need when you need it. You will be able to pay the printer. Just read the lives of the saints.”
I have to say this reminds me of reading the story of L’Abri, the ministry of Francis and Edith Schaeffer in Switzerland. Many times they faced situations that only God could solve, which He did. I am reminded of how important having heroes of the faith can be. Who are the saints of whose lives we should be reading?