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Day, Dorothy (1897–1980)

  1. Coleman Fannin

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0393

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Fannin, C. 2011. Day, Dorothy (1897–1980). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Dorothy Day was an American journalist and social activist who converted to Catholicism at the age of 30. She founded the Catholic Worker with Peter Maurin in 1933, and the newspaper and its office in New York's Bowery district soon blossomed into a spiritual movement and a nationwide network of “houses of hospitality.”


  • American journalist, and social activist;
  • day, baptized into the episcopal church;
  • her bohemian rebellions, of Augustinian search for God;
  • the catholic worker, lauded for sheltering the poor;
  • day, grounded nonviolence in the Sermon on the mount;
  • catholic workers, engaging in nonviolent action;
  • the long loneliness