Peter Maurin: Apostle to the World

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Orbis Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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Dorothy Day provides the most complete intimate portrait of the man she called "an Apostle to the world." Maurin emerges as a true saint and prophet who offers an instructive and healing challenge for our time.

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Francis J. Sicius presents Dorothy Day's biography of Peter Maurin. Peter Maurin was the co-founder of The Catholic Worker movement and the biggest proponent of back-to-the-land movements within The ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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.

Sicius is professor of history at St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.

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