Dorothy Day

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals recognizes Dorothy Day today.  Here is their short biography:

Dorothy Day (1897?–?1980)

Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn in 1897. She worked as a journalist for radical newspapers in the 1920s and found most of her friends in the bohemian crowds that gathered in Greenwich Village. While living with a man she loved in 1926, she became pregnant and experienced a mysterious conversion to -Jesus. As a Roman Catholic, she struggled to unite her personal faith with passion for social justice until she met Peter Maurin, with whom she founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933. Through hospitality houses in the city, agronomic universities on the land, and roundtable discussions for the clarification of thought, they aimed to “create a new society within the shell of the old,” offering American Christianity the witness of a new monasticism that combines piety and practice, charity and justice.

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One of the readings for the day is Micah 7:1-7:

The prophet laments

1 I’m doomed!
I’ve become like one who,
even after the summer fruit
has been gathered,
after the ripened fruits
have been collected,
has no cluster of grapes to eat,
no ripe fig that I might desire.
2 Faithful ones have perished from the land;
there is no righteous one
among humanity.
All of them lie in wait for bloodshed;
they hunt each other with nets.
3 Their hands are skilled at doing evil.
Official and judge alike ask for a bribe;
the powerful speak however they like;
this is how they conspire.
4 The good among them are like a briar;
those who do the right thing are
like a thorny thicket.
(A day for your lookouts!
Your punishment has arrived.
The confusion of the wickedt
is nearby.)
5 Don’t rely on a friend;
put no trust in a companion;
guard the doors of your mouth
from her who lies in your embrace.
6 Son disrespects father;
a daughter rises up against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against
her mother-in-law;
the enemies of a man
are those of his own household.

7 But me! I will keep watch
for the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.

CEB (Common English Bible)

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