“Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.” ~ Dorothy Day
Although The New Yorker called her a “saint for the occupy era,” Dorothy Day was no plaster saint. She was a woman of deep convictions and contradictions whose life of service spanned times of tremendous social change from about 1910 to 1980.
She was an American journalist, social activist, generous humanitarian, and devout Catholic convert who co-founded the Catholic Worker movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. Her humor could light up a room. Pope Francis named her an American icon of the stature of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.
Kate, her granddaughter, is an excellent storyteller whose book has been called “frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous.” Come for an intimate look at an unflinching exemplar of Gospel living.