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Overview 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 period-covering six decades-as 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.
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 period - covering six decades - as 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.
Chapters are *The Brother and the Rooster, - *Guadalupe, - *Letter From Mexico City, - *Spring Festival in Mexico, - *Bed, - *Now We Are Home Again, - *Notes From Florida, - *East Twelfth Street, - *Review: "Saint Elizabeth" by Elizabeth von Schmidt-Pali, - *Real Revolutionists, - *Review: "The Catholic Anthology" by Thomas Walsh, - *For the Truly Poor, - *Saint John of the Cross, - *Houses of Hospitality, - *The House on Mott Street, - *Tale of Two Capitals, - *Letter: 'In the Name of the Staff, '- *King, Ramsey and Connor, - *It Was a Good Dinner, - *About Mary, - *Tobacco Road, - *Review: In the Steps of Moses by Louis Golding, - *Review: "Our Lady of the Birds" by Louis J.A. Mercier, - *Peter and Women, - *Letter: 'Things Worth Fighting For?'- *The Scandal of the Works of Mercy, - *Traveling by Bus, - *Letter: 'Blood, Sweat and Tears, '- *The Story of Steve Hergenhan, - *Priest of the Immediate, - *We Plead Guilty, - *Letter: 'From Dorothy Day, '- *Pilgrimage to Mexico, - *In Memory of Ed Willock, - *Southern Pilgrimage, - *A.J., - *On Hope, - and *A Reminiscence at 75. -
"Patrick Jordan, managing editor of "Commonweal, " is a former managing editor of "The Catholic Worker." He resides in Staten Island, New York.""
Citations And Professional Reviews Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal by Dorothy Day & Patrick Jordan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Commonweal - 03/14/2003 page 24
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Liturgical Press
ISBN 0814628753 ISBN13 9780814628751
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More About Dorothy Day & Patrick Jordan
Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980) was an American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert. In 1933, with Peter Maurin, she established the Catholic Worker, creating a community dedicated to direct aid for the poor and homeless, solidarity with the dispossessed, and social change. Day participated in the labor struggles of the 1930s, the Civil Rights movement, and nonviolent, pacifist opposition to WWII, Vietnam and Cold War militarism, and her cause for canonization is open in the Catholic Church. Robert Ellsberg was part of the Catholic Worker community in New York City for the last five years of Dorothy Day's life (1975-80), and served for two years as managing editor of The Catholic Worker. He has also edited Dorothy Day: Selected Writings and All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day, and is the author of All Saints.
Dorothy Day was born in 1897 and died in 1980.
Dorothy Day has published or released items in the following series...
Ressourcement: Retrieval & Renewal in Catholic Thought
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REVIEW FROM WHENCE WE COME TO SEE BY HER BRIGHT LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS WHERE WE NOW LONELY GO May 26, 2007
Dorothy Day stands with Thomas Merton as one of the most influential and interesting American Catholic witnesses and writers of the Twentieth Century. Her writing both for the great Catholic magazine Commonweal and for the Catholic Worker newspaper ("still only a penny" and essential in any Catholic heart and household to call us back to our meaning and mission in the modern world) was prolific and eternal. Thus this collection of her articles and letters published in Commonweal are essential reading for any Catholic as we struggle honestly to live in our complicated nation. Dorothy Day now and ever lightens the way to Our LOrd and His Peace, Charity, Hope, Faith and Love.
These writings span over forty years from 1929 until 1973 and include reports of her missions to Mexico and to East Twelfth Street. Using this site's generous Search Inside feature reveals the titles of the 38 articles and a slight taste of their evolving flavor, but cannot replace hjolding this holy book, fruit of faith and action, in your own hands, in your own chapel, in your own room, and reading, slowly, thoughtfully, mindfully, in prayer. Dorothy comes through like a good strong holy friend, a loving mother, a thoughtful and prophetic professor of our Faith.
Indeed, this soft cover book published in Collegeville, a Benedictine town in Minnesota, by the great Catholic Liturgical Press, is physically a solid and sturdy and soft and gentle joy to hold and a comfort to read. Highly recommended for all Catholics and those who wish truly to know what it means to be Catholic in these Americas.