26th out of 106 books — 27 voters
Dorothy Day: Portraits by Those Who Knew Her
by Rosalie G. Riegle (Goodreads Author)
A unique and intimate biographical celebration of a radical saint for our times.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Orbis Books
(first published 2003)
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Aug 19, 2012 P.J. Sullivan rated it 5 of 5 stars
An honest and balanced portrayal of a remarkable woman, from every possible angle. What articulate voices there are at the Catholic Worker! Dorothy Day simply tried to live her life according to the Christian gospels. How exactly to do that was not always simple, but she heard the message at the heart of Christianity and lived it. This is not a plaster saint on a pedestal; this is the real Dorothy Day, human and approachable, doing “the work” of Christianity from decade to decade. Setting a good...more
Born to a political family from Flint, Michigan, I've been drifting to the left ever since I met Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day in 1968. Prior to that, I was a typical Catholic woman--graduating from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana; marrying after a short career in retail; and birthing four daughters. Dorothy Day changed my life. I became active in nonviolent resistance to the Vi...moreMore about Rosalie G. Riegle...