From Union Square to Rome - Orbis Books

ISBN:9781570756672

Pages: 192

Binding: Softcover

From Union Square to Rome

By: Dorothy Day
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Overview

"A spiritual gem essential reading for contemporary Catholics." -- Jim Martin, America magazine

In this early autobiographical work, Dorothy Day offers the first account of her dramatic conversion. This concise and passionate work gives an account of Day's former comrades in the radical movement of the steps that led to her to embrace Christ and the Catholic Church. From Union Square to Rome is an essential book for all those fascinated by Day's unique brand of holiness and activism.

"I have said, somewhat flippantly, that the mass of bourgeois smug Christians who denied Christ in His poor made me turn to Communism, and that it was the Communists and working with them that made me turn to God."

Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, has been called "the church's least likely yet most plausible saint." In this early autobiographical work (originally published in 1938), Day offered the first account of her dramatic conversion, a story later expanded in her classic autobiography, The Long Loneliness. In this concise and passionate work her purpose was more specific: to give an account to her former comrades in the radical movement of the steps that led to her to embrace Christ and the Catholic Church.

Back in print after many years, From Union Square to Rome is essential reading book for those just learning about the woman Pope Francis named as one of four great Americans.

 

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