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Events Commemorate the Life and Work of Dorothy Day

Events Commemorate the Life and Work of Dorothy Day
The University of Scranton and Marywood University observe the 35th anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day through a series of events at both campuses.

In observance of the 35th anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day in 2015, a cooperative series of events about her life and work was held at Marywood University and The University of Scranton. 

Dorothy Day, who has been given the title “Servant of God” as the first step in the process of being declared a saint in the Catholic Church, was called many things during her life: an activist, a journalist, a radical, a bohemian, a mother, a convert, a mystic, a prophet and a faithful daughter of the Church. After her death on Nov. 29, 1980, historian David O’Brien famously called her “the most important, interesting, and influential figure in the history of American Catholicism.” 

The events included movie presentations; public lectures by Day’s granddaughter, Martha Hennessy, and her editor, Robert Ellsberg; documentary screenings; and a symposium. In addition to celebrating the gift of Dorothy Day’s life, the series of events explored ways in which her witness can challenge each person to respond more fully to God’s love and call to service, justice and non-violence. 

Read more here.

Watch Martha Hennessy's lecture below.

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