Dorothy Day was a social activist, pacifist, advocate for the underprivileged, and journalist. She lived in a time replete with injustice against others, and she actively refused to fade into all the noise. Rather, Dorothy used her voice to make space for the marginalized, and encountered Christ in those who lived at the margins. Her life—marked by works of justice and commitment to solidarity—serves as a reminder of the gospel message.
God at the margins, you who know the name and the face of the poor,
the oppressed, the marginalized.
May we encounter you at the margins.
May we resist the temptation of power that comes at the cost of the other.
And may we come to encounter your heart
in our marginalized brothers and sisters.
Let there come forth from your heart and our hearts rivers of justice
that give us all everlasting life.
Today, spend some time learning about Dorothy Day’s legacy, the Catholic Worker Movement. Let it inspire you to donate your time, money, or prayer to promoting the mission of peacemaking that marked Dorothy’s life.