General bibliography of Dorothy Day and

General bibliography of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement Bibliography Klejment, Anne. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: a…

General bibliography of Dorothy Day and

the Catholic Worker Movement


Klejment, Anne. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: a bibliography and index. New York, Garland, c.1986. xxvi, 412p.

Books authored by Dorothy Day

From Union Square to Rome. New York, Arno Press, 1978 c.1938. x, 173p.

House of Hospitality. New York, Sheed & Ward, c.1939. xxxvi, 275p.

Loaves and Fishes. San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1983 c.1963. xiv, 215p.

The Eleventh Virgin. New York, Albert & Charles Boni, c.1924. 312p.

The Long Loneliness: the autobiography of Dorothy Day. San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1981 c.1952. xxiii, 288p.

On Pilgrimage. New York, Catholic Worker Books, c.1948. 175p.

On Pilgrimage: The Sixties. New York, Curtis Books, c.1972. 383p.

Therese. Springfield,IL, Templegate, c.1979. xiv, 178p.

Anthologies of writings by Dorothy Day

Day, Dorothy and Michael Garvey. Dorothy Day: Selections from Her Writings (The Modern Spirituality Series) Springfield, IL: Templegate Publishers, 1997. 94p.

Day, Dorothy and Patrick Jordan, Ed. Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal. Collegville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002. 184p.

Day, Dorothy and Francis Sicius. Peter Maurin: Apostle to the World. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004. 187p.

Ellsberg, Robert Ed. All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2010. 456p.

Ellsberg, Robert (ed). Dorothy Day, selected writings: By little and by little. Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, c.1992.xli,371p.

Ellsberg, Robert Ed. The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2008. 669p.

Jordon, Patrick ed. Hold Nothing Back: Writings by Dorothy Day. Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press, 2016. 110 pages.

McDonough, Tom Ed. An Eye For Others: Dorothy Day, Journalist 1916-1917 Washington, Clemency Press, 2016. 189 pages.

Mitchell, Patricia (Ed.). A Radical Love:Wisdom From Dorothy Day. Ijamsville, Maryland, The Word Among Us Press, 2000. 143p.

Quigley, Margaret and Michael Garvey (eds). The Dorothy Day book. Springfield, IL, Templegate, c.1982.124p.

Vishnewski, Stanley (ed). Meditations/Dorothy Day. New York, Paulist Press, c.1970. 93p.

Zagano, Phillis, Ed. Dorothy Day: In My Own Words. Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications, 2003. 118p.

Note: Dorothy Day was a journalist and wrote extensively for Commonweal and other publications in addition to the Catholic Worker newspaper. Readers should consult the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature from 1930-1960 under “Day, Dorothy” for references to her articles in these other publications. A partial list of Day’s articles in the Catholic Worker and other publications appears in Anne Klejment’s bibliography, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: a bibliography and index

Biographies of Dorothy Day

Coles, Robert. Dorothy Day: a radical devotion. Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c.1987. xxi, 182p.

Egan, Eileen. Dorothy Day and the permanent revolution. Erie, PA, Benet Press, 1983. 24p.

Forest, Jim. Love Is the Measure: A Biography of Dorothy Day. New York, Paulist Press, c.1986. x, 224p.

Forest, Jim. All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day. New York, Orbis Books, c. 2011. 344p.

Hennessy, Kate. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of my Grandmother. New York, Scribner, 2017. 372 pages.

Jordon, Patrick. Dorothy Day: Love in Action. Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press, 2015. 132 pages.

Miller, William D. Dorothy Day: A Biography. San Francisco, Harper & Row, c.1982. xv, 527p.

Miller, William D. A Harsh and Dreadful Love: Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. New York, Liveright, c.1973. xvi,370p.

O’Grady, Jim. Dorothy Day: with love for the poor. Staten Island, NY, Ward Hill Press, c.1993. 115p.

Riegle, Rosalie. Dorothy Day: Portraits of Those Who Knew Her. New York: Orbis Books, 2003.

Roberts, Nancy. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker. Albany, State University of New York Press, c.1984. 226p.

Dorothy Day – philosophy and spirituality

Allaire, James, and Broughton, Rosemary. Praying With Dorothy Day. Winona, MN: Saint Mary’s Press, 1995. 127p.

Boover, Michael. 15 Days of prayer with Dorothy Day. Hyde Park, NY, New City Press, c. 2013. 168p.

Kurtz, Carolyn (Ed). The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus. New York, NY: Plough Publishing House . c. 2017. 128 pages.

McGrath, Michael O’Neill. Saved by Beauty: A Spiritual Journey with Dorothy Day. Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2012. 105p.

Merriman, Brigid O’Shea. Called to be holy: Dorothy Day and the retreat movement. Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame, c.1992.40p.

Merriman, Brigid O’Shea. Searching for Christ: the Spirituality of Dorothy Day. Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame, c.1994. xi, 333p.

Miller, William D. All Is Grace: the Spirituality of Dorothy Day. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, c.1987. 216p.

Mitchell, Patricia, Ed.A Radical Love: Wisdom from Dorothy Day. Ljamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2000. 141p.

O’Connor, June. The Moral Vision of Dorothy Day: a Feminist Perspective. New York, Crossroads, c.1991. x, 123p.

Books about the Catholic Worker Movement

Aronica, Michele Theresa. Beyond Charismatic Leadership: the New York Catholic Worker Movement. New Brunswick, Transaction Books, c.1987. xi, 197p.

Byrne, Carol. The Catholic Worker Movement (1933-1980): A Critical Analysis. Authorhouse UK, 2010. 332p.

Cleaver, Richard G. New Heaven, New Earth: Practical Essays on the Catholic Worker Program. Marion, SD, Rose Hill Books, c.1993. iv, 81p.

Coles, Robert. A Spectacle Unto the World: the Catholic Worker Movement. New York, Viking Press, c.1973. xv, 71p.

Cornell, Thomas C. and Jim Forest. A Penny a Copy: Readings from the Catholic Worker. New York, Macmillan, c.1968. xvi, 271p.

Coy, Patrick G. (ed). A Revolution of the Heart: essays on the Catholic Worker. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, c.1988.xiv,388p.

Dierks, Sheila D. and Patricia P. Ladley. Catholic Worker Houses: Ordinary Miracles. Kansas City, MO, Sheed & Ward, c.1988. 114p.

Ellis, Marc. A Year at the Catholic Worker. New York, Paulist Press, c.1978. 140p.

Flynn, Toni. Finding my way: a journey along the rim of the Catholic Worker Movement. Los Osos, CA, Sand River Press, c.1989. xvi, 84p.

Garvey, Michael. Confessions of a Catholic Worker. Chicago, Thomas More Press, c.1978. 132p.

Hennessy, Kate Ed. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement: The Miracle of Our Continuance. Photographs by Vivian Cherry and texts by Dorothy Day. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. 136 pages.

Klejment, Anne and Nancy L. Roberts (Eds.). American Catholic Pacifism: The Influence of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.

McKanan, Dan. The Catholic Worker After Dorothy: Practicing the Works of Mercy in a New Generation. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008. 236p.

Murray, Harry. Do Not Neglect Hospitality: the Catholic Worker Movement and the Homeless. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.viii,285p.

Penatar, Michael P. The Social Thought of the Catholic Worker on the Negro. Washington, Catholic University of America Press, 1952.iv,213p.

Piehl, Mel. Breaking Bread: The Catholic Worker and the Origin of Catholic Radicalism in America. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, c.1984. 314p.

Sicius, Francis J. The Word Made Flesh: the Chicago Catholic Worker and the Emergence of Lay Activism in the Church. Lanham, MD, University Press of America, c.1990. xiv, 197p.

Thorn, William T, and Phillip M. Runkel and Susan Mountin, Eds. Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement: Centenary Essays. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2001. 615p.

Zwick, Mark and Louise. The Catholic Worker Movement: Intellectual and Spiritual Origins. New York, Paulist Press, 2005. 358p.

Books by or about other Catholic Worker leaders

Cullen, Michael (with Don Ranly). A Time To Dance: The Mike Cullen Story. Celina, OH: Messenger Press, 1972.

Dietrich, Jeff.Reluctant Resister. Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, 1983.

Daloisio, Amanda and Mauk, Dan and Rogers, Terry (Eds.). Ambassadors of God: Selected Obituaries from The Catholic Worker. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2018. 149 pages.

Eichenberg, Fritz.Works of Mercy. Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books, c.1992. 109p.

Ellis, Mark. Peter Maurin: Prophet in the Twentieth Century. New York, Paulist Press, c.1981.191p.

Hennacy, Ammon. Autobiography of a Catholic Anarchist. New York, Catholic Worker Books, 1954. 314p.

Hennacy, Ammon. The Book of Ammon. Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Co., 1994. 510p.

Maurin, Peter. Easy Essays. Chicago, Franciscan Herald Press, 1984 c.1977. 216p.

Sheehan, Arthur T. Peter Maurin: gay believer. Garden City, NY, Hanover House, 1959. 217p.

Stoughton, Judith. Proud Donkey of Schaerbeek: Ade Bethune, Catholic Worker artist. St. Cloud, MN, North Star Press, c.1988. xiv,104p.

Thomas, Joan. The Years of Grief and Laughter: A “Biography” of Ammon Hennacy. Baltimore, MD, Fortkamp Publishing Co., 1993 c.1974,342p.

Troester, Rosalie Riegle (ed). Voices from the Catholic Worker. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, c.1993. xxi, 597p.

Vishnewski, Stanley. Wings of Dawn. New York, Catholic Worker, 1984. 231p.

Other books of interest

[While these books are not entirely about Dorothy Day or the Catholic Worker movement, they do contain significant segments on these topics.]

Elie, Paul. The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.555p.

Periodicals — Articles about Dorothy Day

Periodicals — Articles about the Catholic Worker


Articles about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement are enumerable. With the advent of the Internet and search engines, many of these texts can be found online. Frequently libraries have access to specialized databases that can find additional articles.

Many of the Catholic Worker communities in the United States publish their own newspapers or newsletters. The best-known and longest running one is The Catholic Worker (36 East First St.,New York, N.Y. 10003). Many of the Catholic Worker newspapers, both current and defunct, are available from Marquette University’s library under the subject “Catholic Worker Movement — Periodicals”. An index of articles appearing in The Catholic Worker (New York) from 1933-1983 can be found in Anne Klejment’s bibliography, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: a bibliography and index

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