The renowned author picks up the story of The Catholic Worker which she began in her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, of a few years ago, and carries further the history of this little tabloid and of the company of saints-radicals-and derelicts of which it has been the mouthpiece. Changing times have brought changing needs and opportunities for the exercise of charity, but the movement still believes, and practices, that ""works of mercy are the most direct form of action"", whether these be giving food and drink and clothing, or picketing, walking to Moscow, or sailing into a nuclear testing area. Much of the material consists of narrative and of anecdote about the wide range of people who come to the Worker hospice seeking all manner of relief. The impression given is the reassuring one that authentic Christian charity still is needed, and still is generously given by Miss Day and her comrades. Good reading for a wide audience of concerned Christians.