Dorothy Day’s Road to Sainthood Continues With a Boost from New York Catholics

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A native of Brooklyn could soon become a saint. The Archdiocese of New York is advancing Dorothy Day’s cause for canonization to the Vatican’s congregation for the causes of saints.

Day, who spent her young adulthood as a writer and activist, experienced an astounding conversion from Atheism to Catholicism in 1927, when she was 30 years old. She then went on to establish soup kitchens, group homes and farming communities all over the world.

The event, which signals the conclusion of a national process investigating Day’s holiness, will be marked with a Mass celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The ceremony will be live-streamed online at