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The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
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Jul 29, 2011

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As assigned reading for Christian ethics, I was not very enthusiastic about the subject matter. However, the more I read, the more I became fascinated with Day's character: an intense, spiritual child brought up in the confines of Victorian family values, marked by intense periods of long loneliness and maturing into a bohemian radical in love with the spirit of the Bolshevik revolution and the plight of the urban poor. It is no wonder that Day's spiritual journey would lead to a recovery and devotion to the Catholic faith to be lived out in a more meaningful and relevant way. I found myself pausing to reflect on a number of passages. A great book for honest theological reflection and an indictment against hollow religiosity!!

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