Dorothy Day, Selected Writings: By Little and by Little

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Orbis Books, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 371 pages
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Winner of the Christopher Award, this collection highlights the work and vision of a challenging and inspiring religious figure of recent history -- a woman whose tireless efforts to live Christ's gospel among the poor gave her unparalleled insights into the meaning of the over-used term "social justice".

Jim Forest

There is no better introduction to (the writings of) Dorothy Day or any book that better reflects the wide borders of her interests, the depth of her soul, and her skill as a writer.

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About the author (1983)

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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