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After leading a bohemian life as a young woman, Day turned to the Catholic church knowing it meant the end for her common-law marriage to a devout atheist. As a woman with socialistic, anarchistic leanings, Day met Peter Maurin, a man rooted in Catholic traditions, and together they founded the Catholic Worker Catholic Worker. As a journalist, Day wrote about topics ranging from labor disputes to pacifism to motherhood. A social activist, she was last arrested at the age of 75 as a participant in a strike by the United Farm Workers. As part of the Catholic Worker movement, she helped to establish over a hundred Houses of Hospitality. Living in poverty among the poor, Day detested being called a saint. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
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Loaves and Fishes 256 copies, 2 reviews
Dorothy Day: Selected Writings 256 copies, 4 reviews
The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day (Author) 131 copies, 12 reviews
Therese 78 copies
Meditations 45 copies
From Union Square to Rome 34 copies, 1 review

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