Fr. Vincent McNabb

This essay, written by Mike Hennessy, is from the Traditional Catholic website Seattle Catholic.

It is about the life and work of the unofficial chaplain of the early Distributists, Fr. Vincent McNabb. He was one of the major lights of the Distributist League, predecessors of modern Distributism. But he was much, much more than that. He helped the poor, preached the True Gospel, encouraged a return to the land, all the while seeing himself as a mere servant of the All-Holy and nothing more.

Two of his many works - "Nazareth or Social Chaos" and "The Church and the Land" - are considered part and parcel of Distributist Thought. IHS Press in Virginia sells the latter in paperback, and we in the DR encourage all readers to purchase this great book.

As this blog entry is written on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we wish you all God's blessings on this feast of the Patron Saint of Workers everywhere.


Perun Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 9:31:00 PM CDT  

Although I certainly cannot deny the greatness and influence of McNabb, the one problem I have with him was that at times he seemed too much of a luddite. I believe both Chesterton and especially Belloc even criticised him for these tendencies of thought.

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