Explore the wisdom of Dorothy Day

“Writing is an act of community. It is a letter, it is comforting, consoling, helping, advising on our part, as well as asking it on yours. It is a part of our human association with each other. It is an expression of our love and concern for each other.”

Explore Dorothy Day's writings on war and peace | justice | pacifism | poverty | faith | nonviolence | conscience | work | the works of mercy | hospitality | community | the mystical body of Christ | the little way | saints | prayer | hospitality | liturgy | and much more.

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Timeline of Significant Events in Dorothy Day's Life (pdf)


This website is for spiritual seekers and committed believers alike. Reading Dorothy Day is an invitation to explore what it means to lead an authentic human and Christian life in our time.

For more information about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement visit the companion website at The Catholic Worker Movement


  • A complete set of Dorothy Day's articles that appeared in The Catholic Worker newspaper from its beginnings in 1933 until her death in 1980. In all, 721 documents.
  • The text of four books: The Eleventh Virgin (1924), From Union Square to Rome (1938), House of Hospitality (1939), and On Pilgrimage (1948).
  • Selected articles from other publications.


  • You can find articles to read or download by Browsing a list ordered by date, with titles and summaries.
  • You can do a custom Search or access articles on important Themes in her writings.
  • You may download articles in these file formats: PDF, DOCX, HTML, and MD (markdown).

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