“Aims and Purposes (1940)”

Breadline outside the Catholic Worker Office, ca. 1937 Breadline entering the Catholic Worker, ca. 1937

"We must practice the presence of God. He said that when two or three are gathered together, there He is in the midst of them. He is with us in our kitchens, at our tables, on our breadlines, with our visitors, on our farms. When we pray for our material needs, it brings us close to His humanity. He, too, needed food and shelter. He, too, warmed His hands at a fire and lay down in a boat to sleep."

“Aims and Purposes (1940)." Dorothy Day. The Catholic Worker, February 1940, 7.