Arts & Culture BooksRobert EllsbergApril 30, 2018
God bless you, James: author, teacher, wrestling partner, spiritual godfather, beloved friend.
Faith FeaturesRobert EllsbergFebruary 21, 2017
We have to take the saints down from their pedestals.
FaithRobert EllsbergApril 22, 2015
I once heard Dorothy say, “When they call you a saint, it means basically that you are not to be taken seriously.”
Robert EllsbergNovember 05, 2012
What the 'Protector of the Indians' found in America
Faith IdeasRobert EllsbergNovember 15, 2010
New letters reveal the frank sexuality of Dorothy Day.
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 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