All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day

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Marquette University Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
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Review: All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day

User Review  - Stuart - Goodreads

All the Way to Heaven is an anthology of letters written by Dorothy Day from 1923 to 1980. I did some research to find out the year in which she was born (which was 1897 if you were wondering). This ... Read full review

Review: All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

This was excellent. Dorothy Day was an incredible woman and a true saint. This collection highlights the ups and downs of the Catholic Worker movement in the United States through her letters to ... Read full review

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After leading a bohemian life as a young woman, Day turned to the Catholic church knowing it meant the end for her common-law marriage to a devout atheist. As a woman with socialistic, anarchistic leanings, Day met Peter Maurin, a man rooted in Catholic traditions, and together they founded the Catholic Worker Catholic Worker. As a journalist, Day wrote about topics ranging from labor disputes to pacifism to motherhood. A social activist, she was last arrested at the age of 75 as a participant in a strike by the United Farm Workers. As part of the Catholic Worker movement, she helped to establish over a hundred Houses of Hospitality. Living in poverty among the poor, Day detested being called a saint.

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