Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers [Reading Guide]

November 8, 2017 — Leave a comment

 

Today (November 8th) marks the 120th birthday of Dorothy Day, co-founder (with Peter Maurin) of the Catholic Worker Movement. 

 

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

6. Easy Essays
By Peter Maurin 
(Co-founder with Day of the CW Movement)

“Peter’s teaching was simple, so simple, as one can see from these phrased paragraphs, these Easy Essays, as we have come to call them, that many disregarded them. It was the sanctity of the man that made them dynamic.

Although he synopsized hundreds of books for all of us who were his students, and that meant thousands of pages of phrased paragraphs, these essays were his only original writings, and even during his prime we used them in the paper just as he did in speaking, over and over again. He believed in repeating, in driving his point home by constant repetition, like the dropping of water on the stones which were our hearts.”

– Dorothy Day

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