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October 29, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a significant and enlightening presentation as Kate Hennessy, the grandchild of Dorothy Day, will share with us some of the key moments, struggles, commitments and dedications of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, who in her life railed against being referred to as a saint.
Dorothy Day (1897- 1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. The Catholic Worker is very active to this day with 216 communities in the USA (one in Detroit) and 33 communities throughout the rest of the world. In his address to Congress, Pope Francis named her an American icon of the stature of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan is among those moving her case forward for canonization.
Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren. Her work has been included in Best American Travel Writing. She is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty and, in collaboration with the photographer Vivian Cherry, Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: The Miracle of our Continuance. Kate divides her time between Ireland and Vermont.
There will be wonderful music to lift our spirits, and Kate’s recent book will be available for purchase.
What an exceptional way to spend an Autumn afternoon. Just in time for All Saints Day!
Co-hosted by: We Are the Church Conferences, Detroit Catholic Worker Day House, and the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament