Dorothy Day’s granddaughter to speak at Loyola

Erin Snodgrass

Kate Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will speak in Loyola’s Ignatius Chapel on Thursday, March 23.

Dorothy Day is considered one of the most significant U.S. Catholics due to her writings and her commitment to living out Catholic social teachings. She is on her way to being made a saint in the Catholic church.

The event, which is sponsored by University Ministry, the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Office of the University Chaplain, and the Loyola Institute for Ministry, will begin at 7 p.m., and Hennessy will deliver a talk entitled “Dorothy Day: The World Will be Saved By Beauty.” Hennessy is the author of a forthcoming book by the same name. A reception and book signing will follow.

The event will also be broadcast online as a webinar at