Reflection 4.10.17


An act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of the pain of the world, increases the courage and love and hope of all.

~Dorothy Day

Reflection 3.30.17


The gospels record that Jesus preached good news to the poor, and an essential part of that good news was that they were to be poor no longer.

~Dorothy Day

Reflection 12.15.16


It is always a terrible thing to come back to Mott Street [where she lived]. To come back in a driving rain to men crouched on the stairs, huddled in doorways, without overcoats because they sold their overcoats—perhaps the week before when it was warm, to satisfy their hunger or thirst, who knows. Those without love would say, ‘It serves them right, drinking up their clothes, selling their clothes to buy booze, it serves them right.’ But God help us if we got what we deserve!

~Dorothy Day

Reflection 11.23.16


What we do is so little that we may seem to be constantly failing. But so did [Christ] fail. He met with apparent failure on the Cross. But unless the seeds fall into the earth and die, there is no harvest.

~Dorothy Day

Reflection 6.10.16



Reflection 8.5.16


It is so hard to sit and do nothing. And yet in many a case that is all one can do. Just listen. And do nothing.

Dorothy Day, The Catholic Worker (November 1951)

Reflection 7.3.16