Saturday, November 8, 2008

Birthday of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement
November 8, 1897 - November 29, 1980

November 8:It's the birthday of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, friend and mentor of Thomas Merton (see: The Dorothy Day Connection).

She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897.

"People say, 'What good can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?' They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time. We can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fishes."

1 comment:

  1. In case you hadn't seen this:
    from the 2008 Catholic Worker gathering: Martha Hennessey, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, et. al., audio and video:


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