Category: Le Sillon

  • Cardijn and Dorothy Day speaking live in Australia

    Cardijn and Dorothy Day speaking live in Australia

    Two live recordings of JOC founder, Joseph Cardijn, and Catholic Worker founder, Dorothy Day, speaking in Australia during their visits to Australia in 1966 and 1970 respectively have just been posted online.

  • Another earlier Sillon magazine

    Another earlier Sillon magazine

    Thanks to the Institut Marc Sangnier and France’s Bibliothèque Nationale, the complete collection of Marc Sangnier’s famous journal, Le Sillon, is now online on their Gallica website.

  • Love, friendship and social action

    Victoire Cappe (188 – 1927) One day I (or someone) must go through Cardijn’s writings to analyse what he said about love and friendship. I’m confident that there will be quite a bit. Still, for this year’s Valentine’s weekend, here is an extract from a 1914 article by Cardijn published in the magazine, La Femme Belge, in…

  • 25th August – a day of meaning

    25th August – a day of meaning

    It was only when I went to work for the International YCW that I learnt that 25 August was celebrated as the “birthday” of the movement.

  • Cardinal Maurice Roy and parish democracy

    Stained glass window at the Sillon office in Paris On my website, I have already started to trace how the phrase “conscious and responsible” based on the Sillon definition of democracy slowly began to emerge into Catholic social teaching. But I found the use of the phrase in Pope Paul VI’s 1971 Apostolic Letter to Cardinal…

  • Pat Keegan – not such a bland speech to Vatican II

    Pat Keegan – not such a bland speech to Vatican II

    Pat was the first lay person to address V2, and I think he was the first lay person in history to address an ecumenical council of the Church.

  • Paul Dabin – Conscious and responsible

    Paul Dabin – Conscious and responsible

    Paul Dabin was a Belgian Jesuit who died too young on 14 June 1949 at the age of only 58. In 1941, he published Le sacerdoce royal des fidèles dans les livres saints.