Managing Monday with Dorothy Day

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) is remembered as a journalist, social activist and an unlikely (but very genuine) convert to Catholicism. A key figure in the Catholic Worker Movement, and regarded as controversial and radical, she has neverthless drawn high praise from both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, and her possible canonization is currently being investigated by the Roman Catholic Church. Here are a few of her thoughts…

  • I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least. Dorothy Day
  • The Gospel takes away our right forever to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. Dorothy Day
  • I am sure that God did not intend that there be so many poor. The class structure is of our making and our consent, not His. It is the way we have arranged it, and it is up to us to change it. Dorothy Day
  • We must talk about poverty because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it. Dorothy Day
  • The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us. Dorothy Day
  • Peace begins when the hungry are fed. Dorothy Day
  • I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. Dorothy Day
  • My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the Psalms. Dorothy Day

As always, nice chatting…

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