Activities & off-campus events

Kate Hennessy: An Intimate Portrait of Dorothy Day

Monday, October 23, 2017

4:30 PM

Library, St. Paul campus

Kate Hennessy shares an intimate look at the life and work of her grandmother Dorothy Day, and the relationship between Day and her only child, Tamar Hennessy.


  • Campus Event: (for faculty and staff)
    Brown bag discussion
    Friday, October 20
    12:15 p.m.
    Library 123, St. Paul campus

  • Public Event: (free and open to the public)
    Reading and discussion
    Monday, October 23
    Refreshments at 4:30 p.m., talk at 5 p.m.
    Library, St. Paul campus

Hennessy, the youngest of Dorothy Day's nine grandchildren, is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother. She has also worked in collaboration with the photographer Vivian Cherry on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: The Miracle of Our Continuance and her work has appeared in Best American Travel Writing.

These events are sponsored by the Libraries, Media Services and Archives; the Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity; the Department of Theology; and the Friends of the Libraries.

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