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A Woman of Conscience, a Saint for Our Time
Dorothy Day - Efforts are underway to canonize her. She founded Catholic Worker Houses of Hospitality, farming communes, and retreat centers. She also was known for her practice of nonviolence and solidarity with workers and the poor. Her life was a journey marked by failed love affairs, a marriage, a suicide attempt, and an abortion.
“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us. When we begin to take the lowest place, to was the feet of others, to love our brothers and sisters with that burning love, that passion, which led to the cross, then we can truly say, ‘Now I have begun.’” -Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day Documentary: Don't Call Me a Saint
♥ Dorothy Day ♥ Documentary: Don't Call Me a Saint - was an American journalist, social activist & devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of distributism. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor & homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf. The cause for Day's canonization is open in the Catholic Church.
Christ of the Breadlines ... a classic ... by Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) whose last name meant "oak mountain," appropriate that he became a master of wood engraving ... a man of faith who described art as the "outward sign of inward grace" ... a German Jewish convert to Quakerism ... a kindred spirit of Dorothy Day, contributing illustrations for her publication "The Catholic Worker"
Cornel West Tribute to Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day "never sold out, she held onto her integrity, until the very end. She wrestled with nihilism, she wrestled with melancholy, she wrestled with despair and darkness and bleakness, but she allowed the love, the community, to have the last the words." -Cornel West
Home - National Women’s Hall of Fame
Dorothy Day Dorothy Day was a radical Catholic social change activist, widely considered one of the great Catholic lay leaders of the 20th century. Co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement and the publication that became its voice, she worked indefatigably to promote peace, social justice, non-violence, and direct aid to the poor and destitute.