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Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker Movement: Introduction

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day











"Dorothy Day at St. Procopius September, 1954", Benedictine University Archives

Dorothy Day visited St. Procopius Abbey twice.

She was highly influenced by Fr. Chrysostom who gave a retreat at MaryFarm and then celebrated the Byzantine Liturgy with them.

Dorothy Day has been called many things:  an activist, a journalist, a radical, a bohemian, a mother, a convert, a mystic, a prophet, a faithful daughter of the Church.  After her death in 1980, historian David O’Brien famously called her “the most important, interesting, and influential figure in the history of American Catholicism.”

From: Dorothy Day Guild


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