The author/poet suggests worship and the experience of poetry can complement each other.
About the Author(s)
Mary Hoxie Jones (1904-2003) grew up in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and was the child of Rufus Jones and Elizabeth Cadbury. She attended Mount Holyoke College and then spent the next year traveling around the world as her father’s secretary. During this trip she met Mohandas Gandhi in India. She worked for various Quaker organizations in Philadelphia between 1928 and 1939, when she went to Europe to coordinate Friends’ centers during World War II.
In the early, 1950s, she left the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and began cataloging her father’s papers in preparation for Elizabeth Gray Vining’s biography Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones. For this work and other research carried out within the Quaker Collection at Haverford, she received an honorary doctorate. This research resulted in the pamphlet Thou Dost Open My Life, which compiled many of Rufus Jones’ sermons in a single pamphlet. She also served on the boards of the AFSC and Pendle Hill and on numerous committees within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She wrote poetry with the group Poets Walk In, memorialized by Anna Pettit Broomell in a pamphlet by the same name. In addition to writing four books of history, she published four volumes of her poetry.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #202