Posted by: Mike Ferruggia | May 8, 2009

Dorothy Day and Personalism

One of the fundamental priniciples of the Catholic Worker Movement is the dignity of the individual. Created in the image and likeness of God, each individual human being should jhave a life of dignity, respect, love, and the ability to work and be a part of a community. I like this philosophy a lot, and holds true whether one is catholic or not, believes in God or not. Personalism is a way of recognizing the individual without it being corrupted by greed, the emotions of the ego, a cause of illusory existence. I’m reading through some great articles on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker and I’d like to share it with you so I’ll add a link to the home page for you on the blogroll.



  1. Hello

    I’ve just uploaded two rare interviews with the Catholic activist Dorothy Day. One was made for the Christophers [1971]–i.e., Christopher Closeup– and the other for WCVB-TV Boston [1974].

    Day had begun her service to the poor in New York City during the Depression with Peter Maurin, and it continued until her death in 1980. Their dedication to administering to the homeless, elderly, and disenfranchised continues with Catholic Worker homes in many parts of the world.

    Please post or announce the availability of these videos for those who may be interested in hearing this remarkable lay minister.

    They may be located here:

    Thank you

    Dean Taylor

    • Hey,

      thanks for the videos! I’ve put up a new post directing people to the youtube videos and to your blog.


  2. Nice piece. Bryan, St. Benedict Catholic Worker

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