By: Robert Ellsberg
To read this collection is to be drawn back into the world of faith and work that defined [Day's] life and the Catholic Worker Movement . . . --The New York Times
There is no better introduction to Dorothy Day. . . --Jim Forest, author, All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day
Reads like a sustained prayer--for peace, for love, for humility, and most of all, for activism. --The Christian Century
Dorothy Day (1897-1980), co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, is 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 issued this anniversary edition of Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, widely recognized as the essential and authoritative guide to her life and work.
Robert Ellsberg is author of All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets , and Witnesses for Our Time (The Crossroad Publishing Company), The Saints' Guide to Happiness, The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day and All the Way to Heaven: Selected Letters of Dorothy Day (all Image). He is publisher of Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY.