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All the Way to Heaven

The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day

All the Way to Heaven( )
Author: Day, Dorothy
Ellsberg, Robert
ISBN:978-0-87462-061-0
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Marquette University Press
Imprint:Ohio University Center for International Studies
Book Format:Hardback
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Author Biography
Day, Dorothy (Author)
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.

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