By: Dorothy Day with Francis J. Sicius
"Dorothy Day, is a modern Catholic saint in the tradition of St. Francis. Her book is an absorbingly well-written series of pictures of her work and that of those she has gathered around her connection with the Catholic Worker, its hospitality house and its community farm. I rejoice with the new hope for mankind because of the kind of work that she and her associates are doing." --Norman Thomas
Dorothy Day's life among the poor and her witness for peace are widely known. Those familiar with that story know the crucial role she assigned to Peter Maurin (1877-1949) the French peasant who inspired her to found the Catholic Worker. Yet Maurin's life and thinking have remained in the shadows. To convey a fuller sense of his story Day began this biography of Maurin in the 1940s but it remained unpublished--until now. Day provides the most complete and intimate portrait of the man she called "an Apostle to the world." in her account Maurin emerges as a true saint and prophet who offers an instructive and healing challenge for our time.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Recently the Vatican named her "Servant of God," the first step in the process of canonization.
Francis J. Sicius was professor of history at St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.