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The Gospels: Dorothy Day

Year 10 Religion

Finding Resources in Oliver


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue  Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


The Atlantic


From bohemian to radical to Catholic activist, Dorothy Day devoted her life to the poor, however unlovable.


Part II in a series examining the sainthood cause of Dorothy Day, an American activist and founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Here's a look at Dorothy Day's early life and the founding of The Catholic Worker.

"Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me a Saint" is the first Full-Length Documentary on Dorothy Day by Claudia Larson.

During his speech before Congress today, Pope Francis highlighted the work of four "great" Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. "In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement," the pope said. "Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the gospel, her faith and the example of the saints.


Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women's suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Worker

Dorothy Day's life and legacy is a radical movement, faithful to the Gospel and the church, immersed in the social issues of the day, with the aim of transforming both individuals and society. 

Dorothy Day Guild

Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1897, the third child of Grace and John Day.  Her nominally religious family moved to the San Francisco Bay area and then to Chicago where she was baptized in the Episcopal Church.

Dorothy's Place

Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist turned social activist, who, along with Peter Maurin, founded the Catholic Worker Movement.