NOVEMBER 29 — DOROTHY DAY
The Roman Catholic Church may never name her a saint.
“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart.”
NOVEMBER 29 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 29 IN HISTORY…
1799 — American utopianist Amos Bronson Alcott born, Wolcott, Connecticut.
1832 — Writer, critic Louisa May Alcott born, Germantown, Pennsylvania.
1870 — State-run compulsory education initiated in England.
1943 — Stalin, Churchill, FDR meet in Tehran, carve up late-20th-century world.
1947 — German Green Party leader Petra Kelly born, Günzburg, Bavaria.
1969 — Australian artist and labor radical Norman Lindsay dies.
1980 — Dorothy Day, radical founder of Catholic Worker, dies, New York City.
May 7– Camillo Berneri
Italian-born anarchist philosopher, killed by Spanish Stalinists.
MAY 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of St. Nicola in Bari, Italy, celebrates the transfer of his relics to Bari. Religious rites followed by spectacular fireworks displays honor this patron of orphans, pirates, etc.