The Dorothy Day Library on the Web includes all of Dorothy Day’s writings in The Catholic Worker newspaper as well as selected articles published elsewhere and many of her books. You can use the search form below, or browse the writings using one of the methods below.
For an additional list of resources about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement, see the bibliography.
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Summary: Obituary for Jack Simms who died as the result of a fire. Describes his helpful nature and the tragic circumstances of his life. (DDLW #651).The Catholic Worker, May 1953, 2.
Summary: Recommends a new edition of the St. Andrew Daily Missal saying it is a “veritable encyclopedia for the layman.” Keywords: liturgy (DDLW #656)
The Catholic Worker, October 1953, 5.
Summary: Obituary for Jack Simms who died as the result of a fire. Describes his helpful nature and the tragic circumstances of his life. (DDLW #651)The Catholic Worker, May 1953, 2.