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Subject: You are Invited! Kate Hennessy Presentation. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother
Saint Mary’s University of MN would like to extend an invitation to Kate Hennessy’s discussion of her grandmother, Dorothy Day. Please RSVP back to me if you are able to join us! vmurphy
Please join us for a special presentation on Monday, April 16th where we’ll welcome Kate Hennessy. She will speak about her latest book: Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother. Biography below.
When: Monday, April 16, 2018
Where: Saint Mary’s University Center
Time: Presentation at 12:00pm (please plan to arrive a few minutes early so you can grab a snack and get settled before presentation begins at noon).
Kate Hennessy’s book will also be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation. Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lunch as well.
Please RSVP to vmurphy
Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren. In addition to writing Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, she has worked in collaboration with the photographer Vivian Cherry on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker: The Miracle of Our Continuance. Her work has also appeared in Best American Travel Writing.
Kate attended New York University and the School for International Training in Vermont. She has traveled and worked around the world, including at an international summer camp in the former USSR, and as an ESL Teacher in Guatemala and to Tibetan refugees in India. She has also walked 750 kilometers on el Camino de Santiago in Spain. Kate divides her time between Vermont and Ireland.
“Devastatingly beautiful … [Hennessy] explores the depths of Day’s humanity, in all its frailty and shortcomings.”
—The Chicago Tribune
“[I]ntensely interesting … the images are kaleidoscopic.”
“[A]n intimate, revealing and sometimes wrenching family memoir.”
—The New York Times
“Kate Hennessy’s Dorothy Day lives in my heart, my mind, and my soul.” —Martin Sheen, actor and activist
Please let me know if you have any questions.