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Therese

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
...the fruit of much research and study on Dorothy's part, captures the heart of the message of Saint Therese of Lisieux and reveals also the depth of Dorothy's own spirituality. At the time when Dorothy wrote about her, she was already known to the world as the Saint of the Little Way; in the April 1952 CW Dorothy also called her "the saint of the responsible." Dorothy re ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Templegate Publishers (first published January 1st 1960)
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Webster Bull
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith, modern-saints
Four stars for a book about the "greatest modern saint" written by my favorite modern Catholic? What gives? I was underwhelmed by the first third of this short biography and only caught fire in the last third. Still, this is probably a must-read for most fans of Therese and/or Day.

The problem with the first third is that Dorothy Day, overworked her entire life, took on the labors of a historian while trying to tell the story of Therese's parents, the world in which they lived, their economic cir
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Ellen
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
Wonderful insights into the life of this cloistered religious by renowned acivist.
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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.

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