06 July 2023, The Tablet

Fail gloriously – the fifth provocation of Dorothy Day

The nine provocations of Dorothy Day: 5

Fail gloriously – the fifth provocation of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day
Image by Rita Corbin

It is 90 years since the Catholic Worker movement began, and more than 40 since its founder died. She spoke in her final days of her feelings of failure. In the fifth in her granddaughter’s series of nine signposts for those who are looking to follow her, we hear her voice encouraging us to continue opening our hearts, even though it will inevitably lead to suffering.
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