Today is the birthday of the journalist, social activist, and co-founder of The Catholic Worker movement Dorothy Day (books by this author), born in Brooklyn, New York (1897). Catholic Workers lived in voluntary poverty and immersed themselves in service to others. The movement quickly spread, and by 1941, there were more than 30 such communities throughout the country. Today there are more than 100.
Her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, was published in 1952 — she authored eight books and more than 350 articles in her lifetime.
Dorothy Day, who said: “The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution that has to start with each one of us.”
- The Long Loneliness (suddenlybipolar.wordpress.com)
- Conversations Over the Fencepost (alliancecatholicworker.wordpress.com)
- What Dorothy Day might teach bloggers (tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com)
- Alliance Catholic Worker (alliancecatholicworker.wordpress.com)
- Dorothy Day against Social Security (blithespirit.wordpress.com)
- Radical (not fanatical) and lovin’ it! (kitegod.org)
- Being Challenged by Expressions of Faith (nicholsrobert.wordpress.com)