Dorothy Day on Fasting:
Amy Welborn is a contributor - five devotions per issue - to the Living Faith daily devotional quarterly.
March 4, 2020
Catholic activist and reformer Dorothy Day fasted often, sometimes as a form of protest, but always, fundamentally, as a spiritual practice. There was no dithering or questioning in her mind about the value of fasting. It was essential, as she wrote, "not only as a sign of sorrow for sins, an offering to God of their life, but also to have the means to show their love for their brother who was afflicted.