“It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” — Chinese proverb
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January 04, 2010
Dorothy Day: journalist, Catholic activist, non-violent anarchist, Wobblie, succor to the poor of inner cities across America. Day willingly lived the fertile ground of voluntary poverty as a site of Love–the love she held for her God as well as the love (caritas) she expressed for her fellow man.
For Day, if you would that a revolution occur in the world–a revolution of equity of every kind, brotherhood, and freedom for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness–then start that revolution in your own heart and soul. Be the hero of your own life, and you will be a hero–a source of love in the world–to others.
To effect that freedom and change, Day would not be seduced by the world. In this way, she had freed herself up to effect the change she wanted to see occur–for both herself and the collective drawn to her.
Thanks to Christopher Closeup for upload consent:
Thanks to Phillip Runkel–Day archivist at Marquette University–for keeping the flame burning.
An excellent video on the life of Ammon Hennacy:
Updated: Sept. 12, 2014
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement
Bro. Brandon Paluch, SM on Apr 28, 2009
An introduction to Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker Movement, and the Los Angeles Catholic Worker.
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