In a letter to Dom Besse, in 1919, Bernanos had noted: “Writing, for me, is the condition of my moral life.” Whoever is willing to penetrate his world, the inner climate of his novels and of his polemical writings, must be struck by the incredible moral and spiritual tension which is the rule there and which reveals the truth of his statement. But moral life is not merely an individual affair: it must have the human universe as the atmosphere in which it is immersed, with which it creatively communicates. Bernanos labored passionately to sustain the moral condition of the world, and this labor he considered a challenge for each man.