This illustrated volume contains a short autobiography and a number of speeches of the famous French ""Ragpicker Priest"" and former deputy, Abbe Pierre. As the leader of the Emmaus Community of Ragpickers, he continues his mission of arousing public consciousness, provoking official political action and pleading for voluntary members for a ""new order of monks of poverty"" which he began some years ago in the name of elementary Christian justice on behalf of thousands of poor, homeless and desperate human beings whom he found on the streets of Paris. The speeches included in this volume are concerned with telling the story of how his movement began and progressed, articulating his message of love and direct sharing of poverty, and relating the things he said to American audiences when he was here last year. The speeches have a truly apostolic ring to them at once fiery, simple and direct, and even when reproachful, suffused with sincere Christian charity. One senses that no ordinary man and no ordinary movement is reflected here.