Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Andra Day $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation STEM Toys & Games
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.00
  • Save: $3.06 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
From Union Square to Rome has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by Penntext
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Heavy Amount of Wrinkled Pages. May have some notes/highlighting, slightly worn covers, general wear/tear. Please contact us if you have any Questions.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

From Union Square to Rome Paperback – October 30, 2006

4 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$14.95
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.94
$7.65 $3.58

The Battle Plan for Prayer
The Battle Plan for Prayer
Inspired by the Kendrick Brothers’ new movie, War Room,now in theaters.Learn more
$11.94 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

From Union Square to Rome + The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
Price for both: $23.41

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"I have said, somewhat flippantly, that the mass of bourgeois smug Christians who denied Christ in His poor made me turn to Communism, and that it was the Communists and working with them that made me turn to God."

About the Author

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most inspiring figures of recent history.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 177 pages
  • Publisher: Orbis Books; 2nd edition (October 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570756678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570756672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #698,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Boenzi on August 25, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Here is an early work of Dorothy Day, who tells the story of her conversion from Communist journalist to Catholic Worker. Much of what she wrote here in 1938 would be taken up in her book "Loaves and Fishes", written more than a decade later. This first recounting of her faith journey, however, has a freshness and immediacy that the later work does not share. Part of this is because she write largely in the "second person" -- that is, she addresses her book to her brother, making an account of her heart and her life to this younger sibling with whom she shared so many ideals but not the Christian faith. Of course, this is part of the genre. Dorothy Day published her reflections to her brother in book form, so I take this to mean that she wanted to direct her message it for many other brothers and sisters, unbelievers and believers. In telling her story, she raises the hot issues of social justice, human solidarity, faith in life, prayer and self-sufficiency, politics and ethos.

"From Union Square to Rome" was written 70 years ago, and Dorothy Day died nearly three decades ago... but she comes alive in these pages and presses you, as reader, to take stock of your own beliefs and lifestyle. Thanks, Dorothy Day! I'm so glad that I found this book of yours!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Don Dominic A. Parrish on September 24, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having begun to read the CW in college in the mid sixties, and finding their ideals very appealing as war hysteria was building up, i had a chance to actually visit their soup kitchen while they were on chrystie st. and shortly thereafter, their farm up river, where Dorothy Day herself opened the door.
Her books are just that, an opening of the door into her life and thought and
friendships. Her style is clear and honest, she is a careful writer, but avoids literary artifice; she is, by vocation, a reporter - an excellent reporter of her own life and intellectual and spiritual development.
what most impressed me about my first visit, was how closely the reality was to the theory. Most of us open the door to our friends. She opened the door to the world,right there on the bowery,in the middle of a lot of misery, and was willing to sit down and talk, and share her life and faith with whoever came in.
if you didnt meet her 'in life' you can meet her in her books. her writing is not like a 'beautiful' painting, its like an honest photograph.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By olderandwiser on December 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
This reprint of Dorothy Day's autobiographical "From Union Square to Rome"--a title Day disliked--contains the Introduction that appeared in the original 1938 edition. This introduction acknowledges the controversy surrounding Day's conversion to Catholicism: "The circumstances that led to her conversion are strange--so strange that even now after many years in the Church [eleven years] there are those who do not believe that she is a Catholic, but rather an enemy boring from within" (p. 1). I met Dorothy Day twice, in the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, and I was awed to meet someone who many proclaimed as a living saint. I read this book, "The Long Loneliness," and both her "On Pilgrimage" books (one covering 1948, and the other the 1960s). My rereading of these books has changed my view of Day: she was no saint. "From Union Square to Rome" is essential to evaluate Day's cause for canonization, urged and partly financed by the Archdiocese of New York. In proposing Day for sainthood, Cardinal John O'Connor informed Rome that Day left Communism behind when she converted. "From Union Square" reveals that he made an erroneous statement.

Writing to explain her conversion to her Socialist younger brother, Day includes many passages defending socialism and Communism. While stating her gratitude for the gift of the Catholic faith, Day describes how the idealism of her noble Communist friends helped lead her to the Church. She contrasts their zeal for the "masses," the "workers," and the "poor" with the complacency and inaction of many or most Catholics. She states her love for her Communist friends, which persisted post-conversion.
Read more ›
19 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mopcatt on August 29, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
didn't expect the book to be this new! the book is thin and doesn't look like used or in good shape at all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: true catholic conversion