February 22: Kate Hennessy

Book Talk with Dorothy Day’s Granddaughter

Kate Hennessy will discuss her recent memoir of her grandmother Dorothy Day, February 22 at 2:30 p.m.


Social activist and journalist Dorothy Day is most noted for her role in launching the Catholic Worker movement in the 1930s, but her entire life was devoted to fighting against the injustices of inequality and war. Her outstanding faith and work on behalf of the poor have been highlighted by multiple popes, including Pope Francis in his recent speech to Congress.

Day’s granddaughter, Kate Hennessy, has sketched a loving portrait of Day’s inspiring life in her recent memoir, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty. (For a taste of what’s in store, visit this Publisher’s Weekly interview.) Plan to attend to hear Hennessy’s insights into the book as well as stories about growing up with her grandmother.

If you are unable to attend this book talk, Kate Hennessy is also making an appearance February 21, 2:00 p.m., at Alverno College. Contact the college for more information.

Event Details

  • Free and open to all, but RSVP is required. RSVP NOW.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites (Raynor Library, lower level)

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Event Sponsors

The event is sponsored by Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries, Campus Ministry, and Center for Peacemaking.

Dorothy Day Archives at Marquette

Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries have a special connection to Dorothy Day as the keeper of the Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker archival collections. Learn more about these collections.


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Hennessy Photograph