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From Union Square to Rome

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From Amazon review: Here is an early work of Dorothy Day, who tells the story of her conversion from Communist journalist to Catholic Worker. Much of what she wrote here in 1938 would be taken up in her book "Loaves and Fishes", written more than a decade later. This first recounting of her faith journey, however, has a freshness and immediacy that the later work does not ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published December 13th 2006 by Orbis Books (first published October 30th 2006)
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Kressel Housman
Feb 04, 2016 Kressel Housman rated it really liked it
I became interested in Dorothy Day last year after reading about her life in David Brooks’s The Road to Character. She is the founder of the Catholic Worker, a charitable activist group that melds socialist concern for the common laborer with Catholic ideals. This was the precise journey she took in her life, from left-wing politics to devout Catholicism, or, as the title says, From Union Square to Rome. But rather than doing a complete 180 turn and repudiating her past, Dorothy Day sought to pr ...more
Kj
Mar 19, 2009 Kj rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual-memoir
This was a very good, slim volume on her life. It does not hold all the details like her autobiography, rather it is a overview-telling of the journey she took. Very good.
Nick Jordan
Feb 08, 2016 Nick Jordan rated it it was amazing
The introduction describes this as a "first draft" of The Long Loneliness. While it certainly makes me want to reread that work (and more Dorothy Day in general), it also stands on its own among the *great* spiritual memoirs.
James Lang
Dec 30, 2015 James Lang rated it really liked it
Brief autobiographical account of Dorothy Day's life leading through her conversion to Catholicism, but prior to her founding of the Catholic Worker movement. Spare and beautiful.
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Jan 09, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: reluctant Catholics.
Shelves: 2007
This book helped me transition into my post-undergrad, post-Catholic, post-journalist life as a teacher. I read this during an uhmayzing Seattle U 3-day silent retreat where I made many touchingly profound collages from magazine clippings, drank copious amounts of earl grey tea, and wrote pages and pages of thoughtful, introspective notes in green ink. (Much is both very different and exactly the same a decade later)
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buku ini sudah diterjemahkan dan diterbitkan oleh penerbit DIOMA, Malang. Isinya sangat menarik dan menggetarkan. ternyata, untuk menjadi baik dan lebih baik itu sangat "dekat" dengan kehidupan harian kita.
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Dorothy Day was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf.

A revered figure within the U.S. Catholic community, Day's caus
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