Peter Maurin speaks

posted by Mike on July 10th, 2008

According to Tom Cornell, the only recording of Peter Maurin’s voice was taken from a wire recording made circa 1946-47. Several copies of this were pressed to 78rpm and sent to supporters of the Catholic Worker. He’s reading his easy essay “Makers of Europe,” or “When the Irish were Irish.” (The Catholic Worker archives lists this as c. 1939.)


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  1. On July 20, 2008 at 03:09 sandy hay said:

    It was an honour to hear this recording and to learn more
    about the origins of the Catholic Workers Movement’s founder.I thanks Ciaron O’Reilly for forwarding the email onto me.

  2. On August 14, 2008 at 14:53 tom chomentowski said:

    It’s inspiring to hear him. I envy the conversation sessions he held in so many ways and places.

  3. On October 5, 2013 at 21:59 James Barclay said:

    For about ten years I’ve wanted top make a recording of Easy Essays using a voice that was an emulation of Peter Maurin. Now I can. I will study this recording so I can practice and be as close to his voice as I can when I do it. Thank you. Thank you. Bless you.

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