Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dorothy Day...

... I recently happened upon a book about Dorothy Day and have found myself wondering, how is it I've gone this long knowing virtually nothing of her life. You know how you read a story of a certain saint and feel an almost immediate kinship. Yeah, well...

12 comments:

Angela M. said...

We don't pick our saints, they pick us!

3puddytats said...

I read her autobiography a couple of years back upon recommendation of a friend who was really into the Catholic Worker movement...she was definitely the wild child in her early life..

Sara

Susan Fox said...

So what was the book? I would love to know more about Dorothy Day. People who do things are my heroes.

Julie said...

Wait! Is this Dorothy Day AND Mother Theresa in the same room? I've never seen this photo. Wow!

Julie H. Schaal said...

Longtime Dorothy Day fan here!

J2 said...

Yep! Be sure to read "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"..It looks at the lives of Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Flannery O'Conner and Walker Percy.

Outstanding.....
Lovely Photo...thanks for posting1

Elise said...

Also read her autobiography, "The Long Loneliness". I've long loved Dorothy. She is one of those "prickly" saints that shows us that being holy is not about sweetness and sunshine.

The Crescat said...

Julie... YES! It's a fantastic picture isn't it? Two of my favorite women together.

Terry Nelson said...

In my opinion she is - with St. Therese - THE saint of modern times.

I agree with Angela - Dorothy picked you.

therese rita said...

Dorothy picked me too...I'm sure someone who was so motivated here on earth isn't sitting around heaven just taking up space!
Of her many memorable quotes, one I like the best: "I love the Church not for what She is but for what She claims to be."

The Little Way said...

A very dear elderly priest friend of mine loved Dorothy Day and he said he never went to a "celebrity" funeral, but he went to hers. He told me "she didn't even have a dress to be buried in, the bag ladies had to give her one." I never did find out if Dorothy's daugther converted to Catholicism. Does anyone know?

Seraphic said...

She was certainly baptized Catholic!