Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day
Born Doraphy Day
November 8, 1897(1897-11-08)
Brooklyn, New York
Died November 29, 1980(1980-11-29) (aged 83)
Maryhouse, New York City
Resting place Cemetery of the Resurrection, Staten Island
Nationality United States
Education University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Known for co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement
Title Servant of God
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse Berkeley Tobey,[1] Forster Batterham (common-law, father of daughter Tamar)
Children Tamar Hennessy (1926-2008)
Parents John and Grace (nee Satterlee) Day
Relatives Three brothers (Donald, Sam, and John); one sister (Della)

Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of Distributism. She was also considered to be an anarchist,[2][3][4] and did not hesitate to use the term.[5] In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf.

Day's cause for canonization is open in the Catholic Church.