Dorothy Day (1897-1980), co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, is one of the most inspiring figures of recent history. By her lifelong option for the poor and her devotion to active nonviolence, Day fashioned a new face for the gospel in our time. In 2000 the Vatican recognized her cause for canonization, and she was officially termed "Servant of God." To mark the occasion, Orbis issued this anniversary edition of Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, widely recognized as the essential and authoritative guide to her life and work.
Robert Ellsberg is author of All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets , and Witnesses for Our Time (The Crossroad Publishing Company), The Saints' Guide to Happiness, The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day and All the Way to Heaven: Selected Letters of Dorothyh Day (all Image). He is publisher of Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY.