Insights into Dorothy

I had a fascinating telephone interview the other night with Robert Ellsberg, the editor of the newly published diaires of Dorothy Day (and who knew and worked closely with Day for the last five years of her life, too).  I’m preparing an article for St. Anthony Messenger on the diaries, which were sealed for 25 years after her death and just published last month by Marquette University Press.

My conversation with Mr. Ellsberg lasted for an hour. He had tons of fascinating things to say about Day and her diaries. Insights into her spiritual life, her experience of family life, some interesting stories about her that were unknown until now, with the publication of these diaries. It was quite a thrill.

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