Robert Ellsberg is the editor in chief and publisher of Orbis Books. He is the author of Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses (Liturgical Press).
Faith Short Take
Robert EllsbergSeptember 26, 2017
The saints and heroes of our faith have much to teach us about our contemporary political context.
Faith Features
Robert EllsbergFebruary 21, 2017
We have to take the saints down from their pedestals.
Robert EllsbergApril 22, 2015
Cardinal John O’Connor announced in 2000 that the Vatican had accepted his petition to initiate the cause for the beatification and canonization of Dorothy Day. With this approval, she received the title Servant of God. Progress on her cause continued under Cardinal Edward Egan, who establishe
Robert EllsbergNovember 05, 2012
What the 'Protector of the Indians' found in America
Robert EllsbergNovember 15, 2010

For years after their separation, Dorothy Day continued to hope that her former lover would agree to marry her.

Robert EllsbergNovember 15, 2010

New letters reveal the frank sexuality of a possible saint.

Robert EllsbergSeptember 18, 2006
Henri Nouwen worked with many editors in his life. As it turned out, I was the last. I would not have foreseen this 10 years before, when I first brought him the news that I had been offered a job at Orbis Books. Well, he said, if someone were to ask me if you would be good for this job, I would say
Robert EllsbergNovember 21, 2005
I met Dorothy Day in the fall of 1975, when I was 19. I had taken a leave as an undergraduate from Harvard University and made my way to the Catholic Worker headquarters in New York City, drawn by a number of motivations. I was eager to learn something directly about life, apart from books. I was ti
Robert EllsbergNovember 14, 2005
By any conventional standard, the life of Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) - soldier, explorer, monk and ultimately desert hermit - ended in failure. At the time of his violent death in a remote corner of the Sahara, he had published none of his spiritual writings; he had founded no congregation, nor