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Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks, The by Philip Ilott Roberts (1872 - 1938)

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  • Ch 15. - Pilgrims of the Night

Ch 15. - Pilgrims of the Night

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore the chapter 'Pilgrims of the Night' from 'Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks' by Philip Ilott Roberts, as he shares his experience with the destitute in the Ole Jerry McAuley Mission.
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Dry Dock of a Thousand Wrecks, The by Philip Ilott Roberts (1872 - 1938)
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Pilgrims of the Night: An Inside Look at the Ole Jerry McAuley Mission

By the light of a nearby arc lamp, I could make him out distinctly. He had light brown, shaggy mustaches and a thin beard through which the apple of his throat stuck out sharply.
In 'Pilgrims of the Night,' Philip Ilott Roberts shares his experience with the destitute in the Ole Jerry McAuley Mission. Roberts explores the contributing causes of failure and the efforts of the mission to help chronic alcoholics and addicts. The chapter sheds light on the corruption of the original purpose of the mission as the Evangelical Podium takes root. Roberts recounts the effort at rehabilitation as weak and half-hearted. He shares anecdotes of outcast humanity and their struggles.
The chapter ends with a quote from the philosopher of the park-bench, a cynic in rags, who offers a glimmer of hope. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.