I spent one year in a seminary studying philosophy and theology, followed by four years of cloistered silent monastic life with the Trappists, studying mysticism, followed by two years of “missionary” work in a Catholic Worker community founded by Dorothy Day, the American journalist, and Peter Maurin, the French anarchist, during the Great Depression. I entered the monastery planning to spend the rest of my life inside. But I left four years later, and everything has been an unplanned adventure since then. Ernesto Pujol (AP Faculty) speaks with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve (AP Faculty) on the topic of “Vulnerability as Critical Self-Knowledge” for The Brooklyn Rail. 

I spent one year in a seminary studying philosophy and theology, followed by four years of cloistered silent monastic life with the Trappists, studying mysticism, followed by two years of “missionary” work in a Catholic Worker community founded by Dorothy Day, the American journalist, and Peter Maurin, the French anarchist, during the Great Depression. I entered the monastery planning to spend the rest of my life inside. But I left four years later, and everything has been an unplanned adventure since then.

Ernesto Pujol (AP Faculty) speaks with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve (AP Faculty) on the topic of “Vulnerability as Critical Self-Knowledge” for The Brooklyn Rail.