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Dorothy Day

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day

Profession: Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Named by Pope Francis as one of his lesser-known American heroes in his speech to Congress in 2015.

Born: November 8, 1897
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: November 29, 1980 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

Quotes by Dorothy Day

  • "Charity is only as warm as those who administer it."


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