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Dorothy Day’s Granddaughter Speaks on Catholic Worker Movement

The University of St. Thomas Catholic Social Justice Studies Program will host “The Increasing Relevance of the Catholic Worker Movement for Engaging 21st Century Problems,” a lecture by Martha Hennessy from 7:15- 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 in Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt Vernon.

Hennessy is the seventh grandchild of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She lives between her home in Vermont and Mary House Catholic Worker in New York. She has worked as an occupational therapist with young children and the elderly. She speaks and writes about her extensive world travels, memories of her grandmother, her Catholic faith, and communal life at the Mary House Catholic Worker in New York.

The UST Catholic Social Justice Studies Program brings together academics, students, social justice activists, clergy, and parish ministers on a regular basis to project the implications of Catholic Social Teaching for the pressing political, social, and economic issues of the day.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. John Francis Burke at 713-525-3814 or

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