Dorothy Day Research Paper

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Many people in this world have saint-like qualities to them. They could be acts like protesting for human rights or healing the sick. Dorothy Day, an activist of the 20th century, had both of these qualities and many more that prove her worthy of sainthood. She devoted herself to the Catholic faith and as time went on spent more and more of an effort trying to help others in need. To begin, I absolutely love Day’s quote, “A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.” To me it means that there is so much I can do with my life, I just have to find the courage to do it. That courage is what will drive me to accomplish my dreams. Sitting down and…show more content…
I don't want to be dismissed so easily. ” This is my favorite quote of hers because she is saying that being a saint is not her top priority. She wants to help people. She wanted to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, save the world and in that time if she becomes a saint then that is great news for her, but she has so many other priorities that sainthood is almost nothing to her compared to what she really wants. Also she wanted people to continue talking about her, spreading her story of love and faith and if she became a saint she would be praised, but sadly it seems, forgotten. Once she gets the highest title of saint most people would believe she reached her peak and stop following her movements. Not wanting that honor showed that she cared more about the people (and the faith) than the fame. To me, that’s what being a saint is all about. Her compassion and courage to help others and further explore her faith without any personal gain other than the sheer goodness that comes from supporting others is the most important reason why she should be a
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