Born in 1897, Dorothy Day was raised in a Protestant family and became a Roman Catholic in 1928. She never married, and supported herself and her daughter, Tamar, through work as a free-lance journalist. She is known as the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, though she always gave credit for the founding to Peter Maurin, a fellow activist in causes for the impoverished. Her written work includes 8 books, 350 plus articles for journals and magazines, and over 1,000 articles for The Catholic Worker newspaper.

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