Kate Hennessy: ‘Dorothy Day, The World Will Be Saved by Beauty’

Kate Hennessy: ‘Dorothy Day, The World Will Be Saved by Beauty’
Tuesday October 09, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Writer Kate Hennessy discusses the life of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, the journalist, social activist and Catholic convert best known as the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Her talk on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center is sponsored by the William C. Sennett Institute for Mercy and Catholic Studies at Mercyhurst University, and is free and open to the public. Day has been proposed for sainthood in the Catholic Church and was one of four “great Americans” singled out by Pope Francis when he addressed the U.S. Congress in 2015. Hennessy is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, which won a Christopher Award for helping to “affirm the highest values of the human spirit,” in addition to being chosen by the Chicago Tribune for best spiritual writing of 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Hembrow Snyder, msnyder@mercyhurst.edu.