Today, November 8, is the birthday of Dorothy Day, known for her leadership in the Catholic Worker Movement which provides centers of hospitality for the poor and the homeless in the United States. Dorothy is known as an American humanitarian, reformer and journalist, promoting radical social reform for social justice and peace. Dorothy once said: “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us. When we begin to take the lowest places, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers and sisters with that burning love, that passion which led to the cross, then we can truly say, ‘Now I have begun.” Today, we can decide to share some of our own food, money, love and concern for the poor placed in our path.
by Joyce Iten, OSB