On Pilgrimage: The Sixties
By: Dorothy Day | Edited by Robert Ellsberg
* Catholic Media Association Award Winner / Faithful Citizenship - Religious Freedom
* Catholic Media Association Award Winner / Newly Canonized Saints
* Illumination Book Award / Gold Medal, Catholic
"Don’t dive into this book as one does a novel. Read it slowly, musing on an essay for a week, with a pencil in hand. For Day challenges us to make the connections between a spirituality of love for God and a love for all." -- Rosalie G. Riegle, Sojourners
“On Pilgrimage” is a work of profound ascetical spirituality. One does not have to be Catholic to perform the corporal works of mercy or to risk imprisonment in opposition to systemic injustice and war." --Rachelle Linner , Catholic News Service
A chronicle of faith and action through a decade of protest, idealism, and change.
Through Dorothy Day’s monthly “On Pilgrimage” columns from The Catholic Worker, this volume offers a unique chronicle on the 1960s, a tumultuous decade marked by the Cuban Revolution, Vatican II, the struggle for Civil Rights, Vietnam protests, the rise of the United Farmworkers, and dramatic cultural change.
Day surveyed these developments from the vantage point of her life among the poor, her life-long struggle for peace and justice, and her daily efforts to seek God in her everyday life. For those wondering what Day would be doing today, this volume—drawn from a decade that in many ways mirrors our own—provides an invaluable guide.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was the co-founder of The Catholic Worker, a movement and a newspaper promoting the radical message of the Gospel. With the Vatican’s acceptance of her cause for canonization she received the title Servant of God. Robert Ellsberg, publisher of Orbis Books, served as a managing editor of The Catholic Worker and edited Day’s selected writings, diaries, and selected letters.