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Dorothy Day: Selected Writings; by Little and by Little

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Overview

This edition marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most inspiring figures of recent history. By her lifelong option for the poor and her devotion to active nonviolence, Day fashioned a new face for the gospel in our time. In 2000 the Vatican recognized her cause for canonization, and she was officially termed "Servant of God." To mark the occasion, Orbis is pleased to issue an anniversary edition of Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, widely recognized as the essential and authoritative guide to her life and work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570755811
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 371
  • Sales rank: 538,158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

We scarcely know ourselves 3
Beginnings 9
Disorder 16
New life 20
Peasant of the pavements 40
To our readers 51
Out of doors 52
For gentle sabotage 53
And now a melancholy note 54
Spiritual discourse 55
Scavengers 57
Bedrooms 58
Another miracle, please, St. Joseph 59
Thank you! 61
Why write about strife and violence? 62
Small things 64
Midwinter 65
Notes to myself 66
Security 69
To Christ - to the land! 70
Grumblers 72
A death in the family 73
Only the will remains 74
Thanksgiving 76
The use of force 77
Mysteries 78
They knew him in the breaking of bread 80
Michael Martin, porter 81
Letter to the unemployed 82
End of the line 84
A lifetime job 85
Aims and purposes 91
"And there remained only the very poor" 93
Room for Christ 94
Love is the measure 97
The scandal of the works of mercy 98
Here and now 100
Inventory 104
Poverty and precarity 106
Little by little 109
The pearl of great price 112
The insulted and the injured 114
Peter Maurin 123
Mr. O'Connell 127
Father Roy 132
Ammon Hennacy 137
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn 144
Mike Gold 147
Hugh Madden 151
A baby is born 157
About Mary 159
Servant of peace 162
A brief flame 165
Holy obedience 168
"What do the simple folk do?" 173
Penance 179
Adventures in prayer 181
Therese 185
On pilgrimage (1948) 205
Labor 235
Our stand on strikes 241
Memorial Day in Chicago 244
The disgraceful plight of migrant workers 247
Blood on our coal 249
Of justice and breadlines 252
A brief sojourn in jail 253
Our country passes from undeclared to declared war 261
Our brothers, the communists 270
Visiting the prisoner 277
This money is not ours 293
A revolution near our shores 298
We go on record 311
The fear of our enemies 321
A family 323
Snowed in 325
War without weapons 326
The mystery of the poor 329
A prayer for peace 331
If your brother stumbles 336
"In peace is my bitterness most bitter" 337
Martin Luther King 339
The business of living 340
A little kinder 342
Strength to endure 345
Priest and prophet 346
All souls 349
Holy fools 351
The third part 353
Psalms of rejoicing 354
"Eye hath not seen ..." 356
Fall appeal 1977 358
Sunrise 359
"And again I say, rejoice" 361
Postscript 362
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