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Door of the Day from from Luther Place Church

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm 3 Comments

From Pastor Karen Brau:

We celebrate today the gifts of Biblical Hospitality lived out in the life of St. Dorothy Day of New York. A woman who came to her faith in adulthood, St. Dorothy took the words of Jesus so seriously that she sought ways to live out Jesus’ love for all people, particularly the most vulnerable — the poor. St. Dorothy Day joined with Peter Maurin to begin the Catholic Worker Movement in the 1930’s, in New York City, resulting in Houses of Hospitality across the county. Today, we bless this door, giving thanks for this faithful woman who is known for her strong love and her argumentative style. For if she were here today, she would say, “Please don’t call me a saint, I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.”

Luther Place Memorial Church is located at 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, on Thomas Circle. You can see the two other doors here and here. The artist for all three doors is Amanda Weber.

  • PetHeights

    So Pretty.

  • Pastor Karen Brau

    Come by and see it in person! peace, Pastor Karen Brau

  • What a beautiful image of Dorothy. I sometimes speak of her as a saint of the open door. Could you e-mail me higher resolution versions of the two photos?

    I’m the author of a new biography of Dorothy, All Is Grace. Details about the book here: http://www.jimandnancyforest.com/2006/03/24/all-is-grace/

    in Christ’s peace,

    Jim Forest
    jhforest /at/ gmail /dot/ com

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