In her autobiography "The Long Loneliness," Dorothy Day described the smell of New York tenements like this:
NEW YORK - A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York, which is sponsoring her sainthood cause and is where Day oversaw Catholic Worker houses.
Sometime soon we will witness the canonization of Dorothy Day. For many of us today, especially those who are not Roman Catholic, a canonization draws little more than a yawn. Why should there be much interest around the canonization of Dorothy Day, who in fact protested that she didn’t want people to consider her a saint and said that making someone a saint often helps neutralize their influence?