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Thanksgiving

‘So in this month of thanksgiving, we can be thankful for the trials of the past, the blessings of the present, and be heartily ready at the same time to embrace with joy any troubles the future may bring us.’ … Continue reading

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Life

Happy Birthday, Dorothy Day. Nov 8th, 1897.“I wanted life and I wanted the abundant life. I wanted it for others too. I did not want just the few, the missionary-minded people like the Salvation Army, to be kind to the … Continue reading

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Why do we weep?

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Lose

“The only way to live in any security is to live so close to the bottom that when you fall you do not have far to drop, you do not have much to lose.” -Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker. April 1953

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Her Words: Holy Thursday

“On Holy Thursday, truly a joyful day, I was sitting at the supper table at St. Joseph’s House on Chrystie Street and looking around at all the fellow workers and thinking how hopeless it was for us to try to … Continue reading

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Her Words: Hold

  “The main thing is not to hold on to anything.” -Dorothy Day The Catholic Worker, May 1952  

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Her Words: Trace

“I will try to trace for you the steps by which I came to accept the faith that I believe was always in my heart…” -Dorothy Day, From Union Square to Rome

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Her Words: Could

“I feel that I have done nothing well. But I have done what I could.” -Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness

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Her Words: Write

“It would be better still to love, rather than to write about it. It would be more convincing.” -Dorothy Day, To Die for Love, The Catholic Worker, September 1948    

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Report from the Conference: Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time

Guild Executive Committee member Geoffrey B. Gneuhs provides us with a report of his experience at the recent conference  “Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time”: What we would like to do is change the world…by crying out unceasingly for the rights … Continue reading

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