Dorothy Day

Peace activist, Author

1897 – 1980

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Who was Dorothy Day?

Dorothy Day, Obl.O.S.B. was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. She advocated the Catholic economic theory of distributism. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker Movement, a pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf. She served as editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper from 1933 until her death in 1980.

The Catholic Church has opened the cause for Day's canonization and therefore refers to her with the title Servant of God.

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Born
Nov 8, 1897
Bath Beach
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Employment
  • Catholic Worker
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Brooklyn
Died
Nov 29, 1980
New York City
Resting place
Cemetery of the Resurrection

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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