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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 Day’s 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 .

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