To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I really knew nothing of Dorothy Day before this book. The memoir covers her early life and all these episodes although it devotes very little time to the period she spent in Europe. Dorothy Day is definitely a modern day saint but her autobiography left me feeling the Lenten dryness. “Loneliness” is often at the top of the list of downsides to remote work. It is a history of Viva House, a Catholic Worker house in South Baltimore, where for almost fifty years Willa Bickham and … There are some books that are painfully exemplary; they hurt to read because they are reminders of another life nobler, lovelier and far more dedicated than your own. Saints are not perfect but strive to be. It is of course, a great way to study mid-century American religious history, which is why I teach it, but my secret is that I include it in my classes because I like reading it again and again. I much prefer, There are some books that are painfully exemplary; they hurt to read because they are reminders of another life nobler, lovelier and far more dedicated than your own. To see what your friends thought of this book. The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day has long been held to be an important social document as well as a meaningful written Catholic memoir, because it delves deeply into the intimate conversion experience whereby there is a moving epiphany that changes that person so completely and totally. Apart from Day's Catholicism, this book resonated so deeply with me, showing by practical example the sort of life that I only theorize about, a life devoted to humanity and driven by deep affection for one's faith and community. An important record of a movement, an honest spiritual biography and an. An exemplar of self-sacrifice, of helping others in meaningful ways, of loving in the most radical and uncompromised sense! Dorothy Day's memoir is very beautiful and moving, but also challenging. Beautiful and moving because Day is such a lovable, good person, who truly tried to live the Gospel. She wanted to work for social justice when she joined the Socialists and the Wobblies, but was unsatisfied with idealogies that denied God. Day switches from one circle of friends to another, and she goes into a bit of detail about the religious ceremonies she enjoys, but a reader choosing one page at random from anywhere in the book will be unable to determine if she has experienced a conversion yet or not. We are definitely created to adore God and there is a long loneliness when we are separated from Him, though she describes the Long Loneliness in a different light. The Long Loneliness chronilces Dorothy Day’s lifelong association with Peter Maurin and the genesis of the Catholic Worker Movement. This inspiring and fascinating memoir, subtitled, "The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist," The Long Loneliness … Dorothy Day. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent. The book gave a great impression of urban life from the turn of the century through the WW II era. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This was a great book by catholic social activist and co founder of the catholic workers movement Dorothy Day. Very interesting book. Day is just a colossal failure as a writer. I really knew nothing of Dorothy Day before this book. Dorothy Day was a journalist/writer and founder of the Catholic Worker movement in the 1930s. She was perhaps the best-known political radical in the American Catholic Church. 330 reviews This inspiring and fascinating memoir, subtitled, “The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist,” The Long Loneliness is the late Dorothy Day… It's a hard knock life. Harper Collins, Dec 6, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages. Dorothy Day is inspiring in her commitment to her faith, in putting her faith in action, despite the opinions, criticisms, and dogmas of others and of institutions. In the last half she spent a lot of time on personalities's stories which I didn't care about which accounts for my disinterest in that section. Doris revealed to me a new approach for the faith and helped me see what poverty, sacrifice, grace and service for the Lord mean. We are constantly longing for God and at times to ultimately Love Him means we must make sacrifices. Read 393 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A juvenile offender (Sir Tom Courtenay) at a tough reform school impresses its Governor (Sir Michael … Overview The Long Loneliness, by Dorothy Day, is a memoir about Day’s lifelong relationship with Christianity, and how it pulled her away from communism and socialism toward a movement that combined political theory with Christian love … Dorothy Day is inspiring in her commitment to her faith, in putting her faith in action, despite the opinions, criticisms, and dogmas of others and of institutions. An extraordinary life of an irreplaceable woman caught up in the radical ways of Christ. ... LibraryThing Review User Review … The End of Loneliness book. Dorothy Day was an American journalist, social activist and anarchist who, after a bohemian youth, became a Catholic Christian without in any way abandoning her social and anarchist activism. The Long Loneliness was sure a long read. 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