See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dorothy Day



The impossible saint.
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I call her the impossible saint because of the sense I have of a smothering traditionalism encroaching upon  the Church - many think she's too liberal to be canonized.  But that is not true - consider that Catherine of Genoa had been canonized in her day - a woman as Traditional and liberal as Dorothy.  Indeed, Dorothy Day continues to speak in our day - rare interview videos have surfaced on Youtube - well worth your time to watch and listen.  Go here to Vox Nova to view.
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Thanks to Western Confucian for the link.
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...Better Or Better Off
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1. The world would be better off,
if people tried
to become better.
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2. And people would
become better
if they stopped trying
to be better off.
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3. For when everybody tries
to become better off,
nobody is better off.
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4. But when everybody tries
to become better,
everybody is better off.
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5. Everybody would be rich
if nobody tried
to be richer.
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6. And nobody would be poor
if everybody tried
to be the poorest.
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7. And everybody would be
what he ought to be
if everybody tried to be
what he wants
the other fellow to be. - Peter Maurin, protege of Dorothy Day

4 comments:

  1. I ask for her intercession frequently. She is a saint, canonized or not. How eastern of me.

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  2. Dorothy Day started me on my journey back home to the Church after I read a book of her essays. I'd been gone 25 years. I like to say I came back to the Church through the door on the left.
    She'll always be a saint to me.

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  3. I've never seen her interviewed---did you notice how sober she was when being introduced? No large smile, etc!
    Off to watch them all...
    thanks for linking to this, T.

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  4. Terry: Thanks. The tapes were interesting. She certainly was a mysterious creature, wasn't she? I like what she said: " Lord, what would you have me do". Such a help. Impt to remember in prayer.

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