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Day, Dorothy

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1980 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

1897 – Born on the 8th of November in New York.

1927 – Began a period of spiritual awakening, which led her to embrace Catholicism, joining the Church in December with baptism at Our Lady Help of Christian’s parish on Staten Island.

1933 – Founded the Catholic Worker Movement, espousing nonviolence, and hospitality for the impoverished and downtrodden.

1952 – Published her autobiography The Long Loneliness.

1960 – She was embraced by progressive Catholics.

1963 – Her account of the Catholic Worker movement, Loaves and Fishes, was published in this year.

1980 – Died on the 29th of November and was buried in Resurrection Cemetery on Staten Island, just a few blocks from where her beachside cottage once stood where she first became interested in Catholicism.

1983 – She was proposed for sainthood by the Claretian Missionaries.