Tuesday, November 12, 2013


When asked by Robert Coles how she wished to be remembered, Dorothy Day talked about herself as a member of a particular Christian community, as an ardent seeker after God who, with some devotion, had followed His example "after a few false starts."  Coles relates that "after pausing to look out the window, after a retreat into silence, she said slowly, quoting the archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Suhard, 'To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda or even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery; it means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist.' "    

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