Essays in English
by Ida Friederike Görres
A Letter on the Church
(1946, translated/adapted in 1949)
Dublin Review 223, no. 446 (Winter 1949): 71–89.
[Note: this translation omits some sections from the German edition; a new translation of this letter along with Görres's response in 1947 to her critics is planned for 2024]
Marriage and Family
Ida Görres on the History of the Family
Ida Görres, "History of the Family," trans. Barbara Waldstein-Wartenberg, in The Chesterton Review, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2009, 277-279.
This is an excerpt from Broken Lights: Diaries and Letters; Görres develops the ideas in this passage in more depth in her 1971 book What Binds Marriage Forever (English translation forthcoming). The full text of Broken Lights is available at Archive.org.
God and Faith
The Wild Orchid and Christendom in the Novels of Sigrid Undset
(1930, translated in 2022)
Ida Coudenhove. “St. Joan.” Translated by Anonymous. Saints Are Not Sad: Forty Biographical Portraits. Edited by Frank Sheed. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1949, 257–269. This essay was first published in Görres's book The Cloister and the World, 93–110.
The Believer's Unbelief, adapted by A.Z. Serrand
A discussion of faith and Reinhold Schneider. This text consists of commentary by Fr. A.Z. Serrand as well as passages from an essay written by Görres; these passages are a translation into English from French of a text that was previously translated from German into French.
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