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Dorothy Day

(see also Catholic Worker Movement & Christian Pacifism)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Catholic Worker Movement.

Colman McCarthy's Class of Nonviolence. San Antonio Peace Center.

Dorothy Day.

Houston Catholic Worker (bilingual newspaper).

The Catholic Worker (newspaper).

In the Library: Articles

Egan, Eileen. "Dorothy Day: a manifesto for love," in M. Luke (ed.) Pilgrims & Seekers (Erie PA, 1995), p. 71-76.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Coles, Robert. Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1987). Good introduction to her thought, less worshipful than most.

Day, Dorothy. From Union Square to Rome [1938] (NY: Arno, 1978).

__________. The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of... [1952] (San Francisco: Harper, 1981).

__________. Loaves & Fishes [1963] (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1997).

__________. Meditations (NY, 1970).

__________. On Pilgrimage [1972] (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).

Egan, Eileeen. Dorothy Day & the Permanent Revolution (Erie PA: Benet, 1983).

Elie, Paul. The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003). Collective biography of leading 20th-C. American Catholic writers Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy & Flannery O'Conner.

Ellsberg, Robert with Tamar Hennessey (ed.) By Little & By Little: Selected Writings of Dorothy Day (NY: Knopf, 1983; repub. as Dorothy Day: Selected Writings; Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1992). Ellsberg's introduction is excellent as an evaluation of the importance of Dorothy Day, & in general of the Catholic Worker movement.

Forest, James H. Love is the Measure: A Biography of Dorothy Day [1986] (rev. ed.; Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1994).

Holben, Lawrence. All the Way to Heaven: A Theological Reflection on Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin & the Catholic Worker (Marion SD: Rose Hill, 1997).

Kent, Deborah. Dorothy Day: Friend to the Forgotten (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996).

Klejment, Anne & Alice Klejment. Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker: A Bibliography & Index (NY: Garland, 1986).

__________ & Nancy L. Roberts (eds.) American Catholic Pacifism: The Influence of Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker Movement (Westport CT: Praeger, 1996).

Merriman, Brigid O'Shea. Searching for Christ: The Spirituality of Dorothy Day (Notre Dame IN: U. Notre Dame, 1994).

Miller, William D. A Harsh & Dreadful Love: Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker Movement (NY: Liveright, 1973).

__________. Dorothy Day: A Biography (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982).

__________. All is Grace: The Spirituality of Dorothy Day (NY: Doubleday, 1987).

O'Connor, June. The Moral Vision of Dorothy Day: A Feminist Perspective (NY: Crossroad, 1991).

Paulsell, William O. Tough Minds, Tender Hearts: Six Prophets of Social Justice (NY: Paulist, 1990).

Piehl, Mel. Breaking Bread: The Catholic Worker & the Origins of Catholic Radicalism in America (Philadelphia: Temple, 1982).

Quigley, Margaret & Michael Garvey (eds.) The Dorothy Day Book (Springfield IL: Templegate, 1982).

Riegle, Rosalie (ed.) Voices from the Catholic Worker (Philadelphia: Temple, 1993).

__________. Dorothy Day: Portraits by Those Who Knew Her (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2003).

Roberts, Nancy L. Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker (Albany: SUNY, 1984).

Thorn, William J.; Phillip M. Runkel & Susan Mountin (eds.) Dorothy Day & the Catholic Worker Movement: Centennial Essays (Milwaukee: Marquette U, 2001).

Vishnewski, Stanley (ed.) The Meditations of Dorothy Day (Springfield IL: Templegate, 199?).

Wolff, Richard J. et Richard J. Devine. Dorothy Day: Le Mouvement Catholique Ouvrier aus Etats-Unis (Paris: Beauchesne, 1994).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Day, Dorothy. Tales from the Catholic Worker [1988].Cassette from National Catholic Reporter.

Film & Video

"Dorothy Day, Live" [1989], by National Catholic Reporter, 84m.

"Dorothy Day: Blessed are the Poor" [1992], by Hallel Communications, 30m.

"Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story" [1997], by Paulist Pictures, 112m. From Warner Brothers Home Video.

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