Friday, October 28, 2016

You and Me Both, Dorothy Day!

“My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the psalms. ” 

-the Servant of God, Dorothy Day

A friend alerted me to this quote on the Facebook page of the Dawson Society for  Philosophy and Culture. I could hardly believe it. Although Dorothy and I might have a few philosophical or political differences, we are kindred spirits in terms of our morning routine.   


  1. She was a Benedictine oblate, so not surprising that the Office would be a part of her routine.

  2. Hello Daria, sadly I received this mail early this morning
    Dear friends,

    Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia. The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected, and the priests of the monastery are searching for any who may need the Last Rites.
    The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake. May this image serve to illustrate the power of this earthquake, and the urgency we monks feel to seek out those who need the Sacraments on this difficult day for Italy.
    Relying, as ever, on your prayers and support,

    Fr. Benedict

  3. Italy quake: Powerful tremor near Norcia destroys buildings -

    1. Thanks for the headsup, Norman. Will post about this tomorrow.