The Village Voice, “Dorothy Day, The Patron Saint For Our New Era Of Resistance”

She lived the life of bohemian activist, drinking with Eugene O’Neill, protesting in the streets, interviewing Trotsky, having love affairs (one of which ended with an abortion), and traveling in Europe. She fell into a relationship with an anarchist and gave birth to a daughter, Tamar, which drew her closer to the Catholic Church. She converted in 1927, offering a prayer “that some way would open up for me to use what talents I possessed for my fellow workers, for the poor,” as she wrote in her autobiography.

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