Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Greatest Commandment: Radical Love in Times of Crisis

Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Greatest Commandment

By Julie Leininger Pycior. A first-ever pairing of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton journals revealing that Merton drew great inspiration from her devotion to prayer, peace, and privileging the least, while Day often included Merton’s spiritual reflections on injustice in the Catholic Worker newspaper. Their correspondence with each other, as well as their voluminous personal papers, many mined for the first time, also yield revelations both timely and timeless. This deeply-researched account of the two spiritual figures that Pope Francis showcased to Congress, offers valuable insights on living with integrity despite the odds. Read more.