A friend sends his three favorite quotes from Dorothy Day, taken from Msgr. Charles Pope’s A Critique of Those Who Want Christ Without the Church , subtitled “A Meditation on Dorothy Days Love of the Church.” They are:
- Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate.
- We cannot build up the idea of the apostolate of the laity without the foundation of the liturgy.
- Tradition! We scarcely know the word anymore. We are afraid to be either proud of our ancestors or ashamed of them. We scorn nobility in name and in fact. We cling to a bourgeois mediocrity.
Other good ones from the list:
- I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.
- You will know your vocation by the joy that it brings you. You will know.
- Those who cannot see Christ in the poor are atheists indeed.
Here a some other sources of quotes from Dorothy Day (there’s some overlap): Good Reads and Quotesandpoems .