Jean Elshtain’s Catholic soul Admin Thursday, August 15, 2013 Jean Bethke Elshtain, who just died at 72, helpfully and persistently made our modern minds restless by reminding us, with her beloved Augustine, that it is the restfulness of the heart that is the true aim of the human journey. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.