Dorothy Day Research Paper

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"We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.‎" (Day) These words, from Dorothy Day’s autobiography The Long Loneliness, represent the message that Day spent her life spreading to the world. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement which strived for social justice and to help those less fortunate. She was also a supporter of women's rights and pacifism (Britannica). Dorothy Day’s conversion to Catholicism caused her to form the Catholic Worker Movement and led her to becoming the most prominent female revolutionary of the 20th century. Dorothy Day was born in New York City on November 8, 1897. She went to college on a scholarship at the University of Illinois. She read many books by socialists and eventually joined the Socialist Party. In 1916 she returned to New York City and joined the staff of the Call, a socialist newspaper. In 1917 she joined the staff of the Masses where she stayed until the magazine was shut down by the government. After that, she worked as a nurse in Brooklyn from 1918 to 1919. She then…show more content…
She described her lifestyle as bohemian or nonconformist and felt like it was a wasted part of her life. Dorothy had relationships with many men at this point in her life. Day experienced some problems with personal life. She was involved with a man named Lionel Moise and when she became pregnant, he insisted she have an abortion. She had one, but their relationship still didn't last. After this, Day wandered around for a time, living in Europe and California (Day). Day was not a very religious person at the time but she explored different religious practices. She visited churches out of curiosity and for a place to rest. She was also intrigued by the religious faith of Catholics. Dorothy felt haunted by God at this point in her life (Allaire & Rosemary). This time of searching led her to the turning point in her

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