Dorothy Day & Catholic Worker

15 DAYS OF PRAYER WITH DOROTHY DAY

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Dorothy Day connected radical faith with doing radical deeds; beginning from her discovery of God in the Word when she was eight years old.

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9781565484917
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2013-10-14
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ALL IS GRACE A BIOGRAPHY OF DOROTHY DAY

$27.00

Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most prophetic voices in the American Catholic church, has recently been proposed as a candidate for canonization. In this lavishly illustrated biography, Jim Forest provides a compelling portrait of her heroic efforts to live out the radical message of the gospel for our time.

A journalist and social reformer in her youth, Day surprised her friends with the decision in 1927 to enter the Catholic church. Her conversion, prompted by the birth out of wedlock of her daughter Tamar left her searching for some way to reconcile her faith with her commitment to the poor and social justice. The answer came with her decision to launch The Catholic Worker, both a newspaper and a movement. Enunciating a radical social vision rooted in the gospel, Day and those who joined her devoted themselves to the Works of Mercy while struggling to create a new society "where it is easier to be good." An ardent pacifist, Day was frequently arrested for her protests in the cause of peace.

Drawing on her recently published diaries and letters, Forest chronicles her extraordinary journey, with special stress on the unique spiritual vision that underlay her dramatic witness.

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9781570759215
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2011-05-14
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ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN A THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION ON DOROTHY DAY PETER MAURIN AND THE CATHOLIC WORKER

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$21.00
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9781608990504
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2010-04-30
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ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN SELECTED LETTERS OF DOROTHY DAY

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$16.00

The publication of the letters of Dorothy Day is a significant event in the history of Christian spirituality. Jim Martin, SJ, author of "My Life with the Saints"
Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism. Now the publication of her letters, previously sealed for 25 years after her death and meticulously selected by Robert Ellsberg, reveals an extraordinary look at her daily struggles, her hopes, and her unwavering faith.
This volume, which extends from the early 1920s until the time of her death in 1980, offers a fascinating chronicle of her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vatican II, Vietnam, and the protests of the 1960s and 70s, she corresponded with a wide range of friends, colleagues, family members, and well-known figures such as Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, Cesar Chavez, Allen Ginsberg, Katherine Anne Porter, and Francis Cardinal Spellman, shedding light on the deepest yearnings of her heart. At the same time, the first publication of her early love letters to Forster Batterham highlight her humanity and poignantly dramatize the sacrifices that underlay her vocation.
These letters are life-, work-, and faith-affirming. "National Catholic Reporter""

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9780767932813
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2012-04-09
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CATHOLIC WORKER AFTER DOROTHY

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When Dorothy Day died in 1980, many people assumed that the movement she had founded would gradually fade away. But the current state of the Catholic Worker movement--more than two hundred active communities--reflects Day's fierce attention to the present moment and the local community. "These communities have prospered," according to Dan McKanan, "because Day and Maurin provided them with a blueprint that emphasized creativity more than rigid adherence to a single model." Day wanted Catholic Worker communities to be free to shape their identities around the local needs and distinct vocations of their members. Open to single people and families, in urban and rural areas, the Catholic Worker and its core mission have proven to be both resilient and flexible. The Catholic Worker after Dorothy explores the reality of Catholic Worker communities today. What holds them together? How have they developed to incorporate families? How do Catholic Workers relate to the institutional church and to other radical communities? What impact does the movement have on the world today?

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9780814631874
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2008-02-29
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CATHOLIC WORKER MOVEMENT

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$29.95

This book is essential reading for understanding the legacy behind the Catholic Worker Movement. The founders of the movement, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin met during the Great Depression in 1932. Their collaboration sparked something in the Church that has been both an inspiration and a reproach to American Catholicism. Dorothy Day is already a cultural icon. Once maligned, she is now being considered for sainthood. From a bohemian circle that included Eugene O'Neil to her controversial labor politics to the founding of the Catholic Worker Movement, she lived out a civil rights pacifism with a spirituality that took radical message of the Gospel to heart. Peter Maurin has been less celebrated but was equally important to the movement that embraced and uplifted the poor among us. Dorothy Day said he was, "a genius, a saint, an agitator, a writer, a lecturer, a poor man and a shabby tramp." Mark and Louise Zwick's thorough research into the Catholic Worker Movement reveals who influenced Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day and how the influence materialized into much more than good ideas. Dostoevsky, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, Francis of Assisi, Therese of Lisieux, Jacques and Raissa Maritain and many others contributed to fire in the minds of two people that sought to "blow the dynamite of the Church" in 20th-century America. This fascinating and detailed work will be meaningful to readers interested in American history, social justice, religion and public life. It will also appeal to Catholics wishing to live the Gospel with lives of action, contemplation, and prayer.

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9780809143153
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2005-08-11
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COMRADES STUMBLING ALONG

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9780818912863
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2009-02-28

DOROTHY DAY

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$4.95
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9780872432192
Publication Date: 
1997-02-01

DOROTHY DAY

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$28.00

Presents a biographical celebration of a radical saint for our times.

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9781570756641
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2006-06-30
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DOROTHY DAY FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS

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If theology is about more than books and libraries, lecture halls and dusty debates; if theology is instead about lived experience, especially the experiences of those living at the margins of society's care and concern; if, in short, theology is about the real needs of real people, then Dorothy Day was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century. In spite of having no formal training in theology, Day's work and writing on behalf of the poor and oppressed bears eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of her theological vision. Her journalism for the Catholic Worker and her advocacy for the poor, women, ethnic minorities, and others come together to form a consistent theology of the church and its ministry to the world.

In this contribution to the Armchair Theologians series, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty demonstrates how Day s tireless work on behalf of the marginalized arose from and articulates a deeply theological commitment to the Reign of God and the dignity of all God's children. This book is the perfect introduction to the Day's remarkable life and powerful vision.

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9780664236854
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2014-08-24

DOROTHY DAY FRIEND TO THE FORG

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This fascinating biography chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, known the world over as the leader of the Catholic Worker Movement. Guided by a strong commitment to social justice and by deep religious ideals, Dorothy Day dedicated her life to the service of others. Deborah Kent here recounts the trials and triumphs of Dorothy Day's life, detailing her role as the founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper, as the founder of numerous "houses of hospitality" that provided food and shelter to the destitute, and as the champion of causes that helped those in need.

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9780802851000
Publication Date: 
1996-02-29

DOROTHY DAY IN MY OWN WORDS

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A twentieth-century Catholic activist, founder of the Catholic Worker movement and its newspaper, The Catholic Worker, and candidate for Sainthood are just a few descriptions of Dorothy Day. In this volume, Phyllis Zagano has compiled and arranged long and short selections from Dorothy Day's own writings which reflect her gospel-based spirituality. In addition, Dorothy Day: In My Own Words is illustrated with photographs from every stage of Dorothy Day's adult life. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are an underlying theme.
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9780764809262
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2002-10-14
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DOROTHY DAY LOVE IN ACTION

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By any measure, Dorothy Day lived a fascinating life. She was a journalist, activist, single mother, convert, Catholic laywoman, and co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
A lifelong radical who took the gospels at their word, Dorothy Day lived among the poor as one of them, challenging both church and state to build a better world for all people. Steeped in prayer, the liturgy, and the spiritual life, she was jailed repeatedly for protesting poverty, injustice, and war. Through it all, she created a sense of community and remained down-to-earth and humanly approachable.
To have known Dorothy Day was to have experienced not only her charm and humanity, but the purposefulness of her life. In "Dorothy Day: Love in Action," Patrick Jordan who knew her personally conveys some of the hallmarks of Day s fascinating life and the spirit her adventure inspires.
People of God is a series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day."

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9780814637036
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2015-12-13
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DOROTHY DAY WRITINGS FROM COMMONWEAL

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Dorothy Day has been described as "the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism." Outside The Catholic Worker (which she edited from 1933 to her death), Day wrote for no other publication so often and over such an extended periodcovering six decadesas the independent Catholic journal of opinion, Commonweal.

Gathered here for the first time are Day's complete Commonweal pieces, including articles, reviews, and published letters-to-the-editor. They range from the personal to the polemical; from youthful enthusiasm to the gratitude of an aged warrior; sketches from works in progress; portraits of prisoners and dissidents; and a gifted reporter's dispatches from the flash points of mid-twentieth-century social and economic conflict. Day's writing offers readers not only an overview of her fascinating life but a compendium of her prophetic insights, spiritual depth, and unforgettable prose.

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9780814628751
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2002-09-30
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DOROTHY DAY: SELECTED WRITINGS

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This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day (1897-1980)--co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most inspiring figures of recent history. By her lifelong option for the poor and her devotion to active nonviolence, Day fashioned a new face for the gospel in our time. In 2000 the Vatican recognized her cause for canonization, and she was officially termed "Servant of God." To mark the occasion, Orbis is pleased to issue an anniversary edition of Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, widely recognized as the essential and authoritative guide to her life and work.

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9781570755811
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2005-03-31
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DUTY OF DELIGHT

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For almost fifty years, through her tireless service to the poor and her courageous witness for peace, Dorothy Day offered an example of the gospel in action. Now the publication of her diaries, previously sealed for twenty-five years after her death, offers a uniquely intimate portrait of her struggles and concerns.
Beginning in 1934 and ending in 1980, these diaries reflect her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Day experienced most of the great social movements of her time but, as these diaries reveal, even while she labored for a transformed world, she simultaneously remained grounded in everyday human life: the demands of her extended Catholic worker family; her struggles to be more patient and charitable; the discipline of prayer and worship that structured her days; her efforts to find God in all the tasks and encounters of daily life.
A story of faithful striving for holiness and the radical transformation of the world, Day s life challenges readers to imagine what it would be like to live as if the gospels were true."

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9780767932806
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2011-10-24
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DUTY OF DELIGHT-THE DIARIES OF DOROTHY DAY

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Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism. For almost fifty years, through her tireless service of the poor and her courageous witness for peace, she offered an extraordinary example of the gospel in action.
Now the publication of her diaries, previously sealed for twenty-five years after her death, offers a uniquely intimate portrait of her daily struggles and concerns.

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9780874620238
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2007-12-31
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FROM UNION SQUARE TO ROME

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In this early autobiographical work, Dorothy Day offers the first account of her dramatic conversion. This concise and passionate work gives an account of Day's former comrades in the radical movement of the steps that led to her to embrace Christ and the Catholic Church. From Union Square to Rome is an essential book for all those fascinated by Day's unique brand of holiness and activism.

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9781570756672
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2006-12-12
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HOLD NOTHING BACK WRITINGS BY DOROTHY DAY

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Dorothy Day (1897 1980) was a well-known American journalist, activist, and Catholic convert whose cause for sainthood has been endorsed by the US bishops. She wrote numerous articles over a period of several decades for the prominent lay Catholic magazine "Commonweal. Hold Nothing Back" is gleaned from those writings. It includes reflections on her life as a single mother, her time in jail for civil disobedience, her struggles to keep the Catholic Worker movement she cofounded afloat, and her travels on crowded buses to report from the front lines about labor disputes, racial inequality, and poverty. At the heart of whatever Day wrote lies a profound and prophetic faith. "Hold Nothing Back" a new, abridged edition of the previously published "Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal" gives a glimpse of her remarkable humanity and endurance, and of the vibrant spirituality that underlay them."

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9780814646557
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2016-01-31
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HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY

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"A great many of these notes were not written for publication, but for my own self in moments of trouble and in moments of peace and joy."

Dorothy Day's reflections-written on the fly over five hectic years-reveal not only the beginnings of the Catholic Worker Movement, but the mind of a heroic woman as she responds to the demands of faith.

Now back in print after seventy-five years, House of Hospitality is packed with stories of sacrifice and kindness, strikes and protests, hunger and soup lines, the rough reality of tenement life, and the foul odor of poverty. "I do penance through my nose continually," Dorothy wrote.

And yet, as she said, "Our lives are made up of little miracles day by day." Dorothy Day and her fellow workers were "poor for the poor," as Pope Francis has exhorted, and the early years of this Gospel-driven moment have much to teach us about how we can live, today, with a heart for others. "Love and ever more love," Dorothy said, "is the only solution to every problem that comes up."

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9781612788159
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2015-02-10

LONG LONELINESS

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This inspiring and fascinating memoir, subtitled, “The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist,” The Long Loneliness is the late Dorothy Day’s compelling autobiographical testament to her life of social activism and her spiritual pilgrimage. A founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and longtime associate of Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day was eulogized in the New York Times as, “a nonviolent social radical of luminous personality.” The Long Loneliness recounts her remarkable journey from the

Greenwich Village political and literary scene of the 1920s through her conversion to Catholicism and her lifelong struggle to help bring about “the kind of society where it is easier to be good.”

 

A compelling autobiographical testament to the spiritual pilgrimage of a woman who, in her own words, dedicated herself "to bring[ing] about the kind of society where it is easier to be good".

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9780060617516
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2009-08-31
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MEDITATIONS OF DOROTHY DAY

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9780872432277
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1997-01-31
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MEET DOROTHY DAY

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Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, once declared: "Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed that easily." Nevertheless, the cause for her canonization began in 2000, and her prophetic example remains a provocative challenge to the status quo that cannot be easily dismissed. This intriguing biography of the highly controversial journalist and social activist draws from her voluminous writings and the testimony of people who knew her well. It explores the connections between Day's formidable public achievements and her private life of prayer, Scripture study, and devotion to the Sacraments. The result is a stirring portrait of a champion of justice for the poor and oppressed who worked tirelessly to awaken the conscience of a nation.

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9781569553329
Publication Date: 
2002-10-14
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PRAYING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD WITH DOROTHY DAY

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If you've only met Dorothy Day the activist, you owe it to yourself to meet Dorothy Day the wise and intensely devout Catholic.

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9780879739096
Publication Date: 
2002-08-31
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