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The Duty of Delight For Almost Fifty Years, Through Her Tireless Service To The Poor And Her Courageous Witness For Peace, Dorothy Day Offered An Example Of The Gospel In Action Now The Publication Of Her Diaries, Previously Sealed For Twenty Five Years After Her Death, Offers A Uniquely Intimate Portrait Of Her Struggles And Concerns Beginning In 1934 And Ending In 1980, These Diaries Reflect Her Response To The Vast Changes In America, The Church, And The Wider World Day Experienced Most Of The Great Social Movements Of Her Time But, As These Diaries Reveal, Even While She Labored For A Transformed World, She Simultaneously Remained Grounded In Everyday Human Life The Demands Of Her Extended Catholic Worker Family Her Struggles To Be Patient And Charitable The Discipline Of Prayer And Worship That Structured Her Days Her Efforts To Find God In All The Tasks And Encounters Of Daily Life A Story Of Faithful Striving For Holiness And The Radical Transformation Of The World, Day S Life Challenges Readers To Imagine What It Would Be Like To Live As If The Gospels Were True.

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  • Paperback
  • 752 pages
  • The Duty of Delight
  • Dorothy Day
  • English
  • 04 July 2017
  • 0767932803

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  1. says:

    My heroine, I love how radical this lady was.Some quotes that stood out She believed that each act of love, each work of mercy might increase the balance of love in the world And she extended this principle to the social sphere Each act of protest or witness for peace though apparently foolish and ineffective, nothan a pebble in a pond might send forth ripples that could transform the world Dorothy wrote We are our brother s keeper Whatever we have beyond our own needs belongs to My heroine, I love how radical this lady was.Some quotes that stood out She believed that each act of love, each work of mercy might increase the balance of love in the world And she extended this principle to the social sphere Each act of protest or witness for peace though apparently foolish and ineffective, nothan a pebble in a pond might send forth ripples that could transform the world Dorothy wrote We are our brother s keeper Whatever we have beyond our own needs belongs to the poor.And it is sad but true that we must give farthan bread, than shelter We must give ourselves Use the inconspicuous events and situations of everyday life as material for sanctification Do it in obscurity It is, however just about the most difficult thing to do The final word is love, Dorothy wrote, and she knew that love is not child s play At times it has been, in the words of Father Zossima in Fyodor Dostoevsky s The Brothers Karamazov , a harsh and dreadful thing, and our very f...


  2. says:

    This review was orignially written for the Advent 2011 print edition of the Englewood Review of Books Duty of Delight The Diaries of Dorothy DayReviewed by Seth ForwoodAs I was nearing the end of the book and the vibrant life, so sharpened by harsh and dreadful love begins to be muffled into the silence of death, a deep sadness surprised me I plodded through the brief diary entries describing an 83 year old confined to an upper room at a House of Hospitality f This review was orignially written for the Advent 2011 print edition of the Englewood Review of Books Duty of Delight The Diaries of Dorothy DayReviewed by Seth ForwoodAs I was nearing the end of the book and the vibrant life, so sharpened by harsh and dreadful love begins to be muffled into the silence of death, a deep sadness surprised me I plodded through the brief diary entries describing an 83 year old confined to an upper room at a House of Hospitality for women, ending the near 700 page collection with a somber turn of the page as smooth and quiet as drawing a sheet over the face of the dead Part of this sadness was due to a friend, similar in spirituality and social justice, recently dying Yet the palpable sense of loss is the same at the close of earthly life for any holy person, whether a personal friend, admired author or ancient mystic ...


  3. says:

    This book combines the various journals kept by Dorothy Day into one readable volume The founder of the Catholic Worker social movement in the 1930s, the entries begin in 1932 and continue until her death What I have read so far documents the beginning of the Hospitality Houses nation wide during the depression and the struggles to keep them in operation Eventually, the book wil...


  4. says:

    Edited daily notes from Day s lengthy career with the Catholic Worker houses that spanned over four decades It s not systematic at all she has written other books that do that but it does present her unvarnished reactions to situations and people that aren t always pretty That makes her all theadmirable and accessible and inspiring she didn t do the things she did in her remarkable life because she was somehow superhuman, but in spite of very human responses, family worries and occasi Edited daily notes from Day s lengthy career with the Catholic Worker houses that spanned over four decades It s not system...


  5. says:

    It took me several months to finish this collection of entires from Dorothy Day s diaries, but it was worth it, reading a few pages every now and then.Dorothy Day is honest, revealing her joys and sorrows, lamenting her failures of impatience and judgment But her delight in the ordinary from the opera on the radio to a book by Dostoevsky to the pigeons on the house across the street.You get a glimpse of her love for the poor and her struggle with enduring some of them.There are references to It took me several months to finish this collection of entires from Dorothy Day s diaries, but it was worth it, reading a f...


  6. says:

    This took me almost a year to read, but thankfully diaries allow for days and weeks in between reading Overall, I deeply appreciated Dorothy Day s reflections on life experiences, current affairs, and especially the books she read She was an avid reader I wish the editor had made a list of all the books she mentions Instead, I made a list of them myself until I ran out of space in the extra pages in back It offers a rich array of books and articles The range of fiction she read is especial This took me almost a year to read, but thankfully diaries allow for days and weeks in between reading Overall, I deeply appreciated Dorothy Day s ref...


  7. says:

    The Duty of Delight gives a deep look into the life and mind of a strong, dedicated, impassioned woman of the 20th century Dorothy Day was committed to living a life of poverty in order to serve the poor among whom she lived She was a gifted and talented writer who could easily have been popular and wealthy, but she chose to give all she had to help the destitute These diaries begin in the 1930s and continue over 50 years Dorothy was an active participant in the history of those conflicted a The Duty of Delight gives a deep look into the life and mind of a strong, dedicated, impassioned woman of the 20th century Dorothy Day was committed to living a life of poverty in order to serve the poor among whom she lived She was a gifted and talented writer who could easily have been popular and wealthy, but she chose to give all she had to help the destitute These d...


  8. says:

    The book begins with an introduction describing how Dorothy Day kept a diary when she was younger In doing so, she felt recording happiness made it last longer, and recording sorrow dramatized it and took away its bitterness This habit she developed at an early age was maintained probably with less frequency in her adulthood as well The introduction also tells us that her words derived their meaning from the consistency, courage, and faithfulness of her life The book then provides us The book begins with an introduction describing how Dorothy Day kept a diary when she was younger In doing so, she felt recording happiness made it last longer, and recording sorrow dramatized it and took away its bitte...


  9. says:

    These are the edited diaries of Catholic social activist Dorothy Day, released per her wishes 25 years after her death The diaries trace her personal reflections on the Catholic Worker and Houses of Hospitality, their struggles financially, politically, and with the Church heirarchy Ellsberg has helpfully and judiciously added notes to the text, supplying a first or last name when omitted by Day, explaining long gaps in the diaries or providing context for major events that are not noted exp These are the edited diaries of Catholic social activist Dorothy Day, released per her wishes 25 years after her death The diaries trace her personal reflections on the Catholic Worker and Houses of Hospitality, their struggles financially, politically, and with the Church heirarchy Ellsberg has helpfully and judiciously added notes to the text, supplying a first or last name when omitted by Day, explaining long gaps in the diaries or providing context for major events that are not noted explicitly by Day herself Often, he quotes from her other writings to provide a description of a person when they are introduced to the diaries return return A question raised in other LT reviews is whether this is best read on its own, and whether a...


  10. says:

    The subtitle to this is exactly what you re getting this book The Diaries of Dorothy Day Covering several centuries, although these were edited down to included only those selected for the book you truly get much of day to day life from her Many of her diaries don t seem to cover the big events that take place throughout her life, but the normal occurrences and reactions to living in the community, being a person of influence and her interaction with faith Unfortunately there is very little The subtitle to this is exactly what you re getting this book The Diaries of Dorothy Day Covering several centuries, although these were edited down to included only those selected for the book you truly get much of day to day life from her Many of her diaries don t seem to cover the big events that take place throughout her life, but the normal occurrences and reactions to living in the community, being a ...

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