Dorothy Day

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  • the life of Dorothy Day

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    Dorothy was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8 1897. In 1906 her family survived the San Francisco earthquake and her and her family took a drastic change in lifestyle conditions after Day’s father became unemployed and they were forced to move into a small flat in Chicago’s South Side. After seeing the shame her father felt with unemployment sparked her vocation to help the poor. Originally Day, in high school rejected organized religion because she claimed she never saw these “Religious

  • Dorothy Day- Short Biography

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    Dorothy Day (1897-1980)            Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8th, 1897 Dorthy Day was a very influential person in the catholic economic lifestyle. Her father, John Day was out of work when she was little, which gave her empathy for other then, and later on in life because she also knows what its like to be there. When she moved to Chicago her life turned for the better, Her father became sports editor of a major Chicago newspaper

  • Dorothy Day: An Advocate for The Poor

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    dedication, or conviction? To all, Dorothy Day is all of the above. To many, she is a saint; a woman of true selflessness, who compassionately put the lives of the broken before her own. She is the icon of the kind of leader that everyone else, anyone else, can be, not by changing other people but by changing themselves (Chittister). Throughout her life, Dorothy Day was a herald to the church, a leader to the state, and an advocate for the poor. Dorothy Day entered the world in Brooklyn, New York

  • Dorothy Day, Saint-Worthy?

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    Dorothy Day, Saint-Worthy?      Almost immediately after her death in 1980 controversy arose about whether Dorothy Day should be canonized a Saint by the Church. Now that the Vatican has approved the late Cardinal John O'Connor's request to consider Dorothy Day's "cause," the controversy is being rekindled. After converting, she dedicated her life to New York's poor and immigrants, building hospitality homes that operated much like homeless shelters. Her endeavor

  • An Essay About Dorothy Day

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    Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1897. Her mother, Grace Satterlee Day was a New Yorker and her father, John Day, was from Tennessee. Dorothy had three brothers and a sister. At the age of six, John Day, her dad, had been relocated for his job and the family moved to Oakland. However, in 1906 he lost his job to the San Francisco earthquake. Unfortunately, the earthquake had destroyed the newspaper industry. At this young age, Dorothy was able to recognize how in this time

  • The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography Of Dorothy Day

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    The Long Loneliness is the autobiography of Dorothy Day and ultimately the story of a woman whose loneliness drove her to the conversion of Catholicism. Dorothy Day was born and raised in a family who were strangers to religion. Her first exposure to God came when she was still young, as she attended church with some of her neighbors. It was here she found that she liked the feeling of worship in the collective body of the congregation. However, she also became disillusioned by those people who only

  • Dorothy Day: The Greatest Connection To God

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    Throughout her early life, Dorothy has been confused about her call of being a Christian. As a little girl, Dorothy was always taught things about Christianity, whether that meant how to behave, how to pray, or even how to think. The reason she began to lose trust in her faith is because no one ever told her why she was doing things a certain way. For her, one of the greatest source of inspiration was the Psalms. “...through these Psalms and canticles I called on all creation to join with me in blessing

  • Dorothy Day Vs Virtuous Person

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    they don’t always want to do it. Dorothy Day, is an example of a person who lived a virtuous life. She spent her life helping others, even if she could not afford to help, she would. She had created the Catholic Worker, which assisted in the social justice movement. Day also had created the House of Hospitality, where she allowed homeless to stay for no price. A virtuous person and self-restrained person have various similarities and differences, and Dorothy Day can be used as an example of what

  • A Short Biography Of Dorothy Day And The Catholic Worker Movement

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    Born on November 8th, 1897, in New York City, Dorothy Day was a writer, editor and social reformer. She was born into a family of seven to her parents, Grace and John, who were both journalists. For the job of her parents, the Day family moved to California when she was only six years old, and later lived in Chicago. Dorothy worked for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage, as a radical of her time. Day was intrigued by the Catholic faith for years, and converted in 1927. She co-founded

  • Question and Analysis of Doris Day´s Autobiography

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    What audience did Dorothy day have in mind when writing her autobiography? Who was she trying to reach and what was her message? Dorothy day was writing her autobiography to every human being in the world. She was trying to appeal to various people with catholic beliefs and moral standards to communicate her message and show the difficulties of her lonely life. She wanted to show how she found faith in God, which later in her life influenced her decisions and helped her overcome difficulties. Through