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


Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton together made history with their radical witness to love of God and neighbor. Even so, this evocative saga has not come center stage until now. The first-ever pairing of their journals reveals that Merton drew great inspiration from her devotion to prayer, peace, and privileging the least, while Day mused that she must pray to him, after the death of this monk whose spiritual reflections on injustice often appeared in her Catholic Worker newspaper. Their moving 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 compelling, deeply-researched account of the two spiritual figures that Pope Francis showcased to Congress offers valuable insights on living with integrity despite the odds.

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Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .75 × 8.5 in