Two "Saints": Dorothy Day and St. Augustine Essay by capital writers

Two "Saints": Dorothy Day and St. Augustine
This paper discusses the commitment to God of St. Augustine and Catholic Worker Movement leader Dorothy Day as presented in the books "The Confessions of St. Augustine" translated by John K. Ryan and "Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion" by Robert Coles.
# 28858 | 1,430 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 09, 2003 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper explains that Catholic Worker Movement leader Dorothy Day and St. Augustine may be separated by years, but they are brother and sister in their joy and passion for life, for God, and for serving their Lord to the best of their abilities. The paper relates that Day question God throughout her life but found the answers in her work, in her strong commitment, and her relationship with God. The author believes that while Dorothy Day has not been raised to sainthood by the Church, she is certainly a saint in her own right and deserves a place beside St. Augustine.

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"By sharing their writings and really their souls with their readers, both Day and St. Augustine not only show their beliefs they are actually perpetuating them. Those who read their stories cannot help but be touched by these devout people and the path they chose to worship and share their worship. They are more than believers; they are doers, for they dedicated their lives to following the path of God, and leading others down that path to joy and salvation. One of the things that really stand out in their wittings is their passion and commitment to what they are doing, and their passion and commitment in life. As they share their joy with others, they not only transform others' lives, they transform their own, and that is one of the things that helps their stories ring so true, and become so influential in the eyes of readers."

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