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Dorothy Day is depicted in a stained-glass window at a church in New York

Dorothy Day’s House of Hospitality is a vivid account of the trials of a saint in the making

A Syriac Orthodox leader greets Cardinal Dolan during a Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York for the safety of kidnapped Orthodox bishops (CNS)

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Dorothy Day's Cause has been endorsed by the US bishops' conference (Photo: CNS)

What sets her apart from other holy men and women is that her early lifestyle was so at odds with her life after conversion