We all know the story: how as news of Jesus’ teachings and deeds spread, his followers grew in number. How without adequate provisions to feed them, Jesus gathers five loaves and two fishes from a young boy in this large company, and after giving thanks to God, distributes them, managing to feed all who are hungry.
Dorothy Day embraced this story. She believed — as does the Guild forwarding her canonization — that in our doing of small things with love and faith, God will multiply our actions.
Please consider making a donation, however little (or conversely, however large!) to our Loaves and Fishes Campaign 2021.
Officially starting on December 8, 2020 — the anniversary of Dorothy’s prayer at the national Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in the depth of the Great Depression, that she would find her vocation as a Catholic to serve the worker, the poor, it will end on May 1, 2021 — the anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Worker that framed her vocation.
Donations will be used to defray the final costs of preparing the cause (“case”) for transmittal to Rome’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, projected for November 2021.
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Also, upon your request, we are happy to send a detailed case statement for your review.
Most importantly, know that we always feel blessed by your generosity, prayers, and shared conviction: in Dorothy Day we have a saint for our time!
P.S. All donations are tax deductible. In this respect, they differ from the non-deductible annual dues (coupled to the benefit of receiving the quarterly newsletter) paid by Guild members. For more information on how to join the Guild, see Membership and How to Join. Our gratitude extends deep and wide to all.
P.P.S. Checks may also be sent to the Guild’s office: Dorothy Day Guild, 1011 First Avenue, Room 787, New York, NY 10022.