The Catholic Worker Movement

Pope Francis highlights the work of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement in address to the U.S. Congress:

"In these times when social concerns are so important, I cannot fail to mention the Servant of God Dorothy Day, who founded the Catholic Worker Movement. Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints."

"A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton."

Read the entire address to Congress

Explore the wisdom of Dorothy Day

This collection of Dorothy Day's writings is for spiritual seekers and committed believers alike. Reading Dorothy Day is an invitation to explore what it means to lead an authentic human and Christian life in our time.

Explore Dorothy Day's writings on war and peace | justice | pacifism | poverty | faith | nonviolence | conscience | work | the works of mercy | hospitality | community | the mystical body of Christ | the little way | saints | prayer | hospitality | liturgy | and much more.

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