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Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day Photos

Photo of Dorothy Day courtesy of the Marquette University Archives

Born in 1897, Dorothy Day was baptized in 1927. After her conversion, Day desired to combine her activism and her faith. Peter Maurin's brand of personalism provided the link that Day sought. In 1933 Day and Maurin founded The Catholic Worker newspaper and house of hospitality. Until her death in 1980, Day continued to work on behalf of her "fellow workers" and the poor.


 Commentary on Icon by Jim Forest (click on icon)



Icon used with permission.


Additional information may be found in the Catholic Worker's Dorothy Day Library.