The Nov. 16, 2019 Maryknoll Symposium on Dorothy Day brought together some 150 people to reflect on Dorothy’s example and prophetic witness. The event included an extraordinary line-up of speakers and participants who knew, loved and worked closely with Dorothy as well as current Catholic Workers who continue her legacy today.
Videos of the presentations at the Nov. 16, 2019 Maryknoll Symposium on Dorothy Day have now been posted. They include:
- Part 1: Robert Ellsberg on “What I Have Learned from Dorothy Day”
- Part 2: Kathleen DeSutter Jordan and Patrick Jordan on “The Dailiness of Grace”
- Part 3: Jackie Allen-Doucot (Hartford Catholic Worker) and Amanda Daloisio (St Joseph House and The Catholic Worker newspaper, New York) on “The Catholic Worker Today”
- Part 4: Kate Hennessy on “The World Will Be Saved by Beauty”
Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ director of mission, Marj Humphrey, who herself lived and worked with Dorothy Day at the New York Catholic Worker, was the principal organizer and MC of the event, which was jointly sponsored by all four entities of Maryknoll (Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Affiliates and Maryknoll Lay Missioners).
The speakers at the all-day event were: Orbis Books publisher Robert Ellsberg, a former managing editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper who worked with Dorothy Day at the New York Catholic Worker and who has edited Dorothy Day’s diaries, letters and selected writings; Patrick and Kathleen DeSutter Jordan, members of the New York Catholic Worker from 1968 to 1975 who later assisted Dorothy at Spanish Camp on Staten Island and who both served as editors of The Catholic Worker newspaper; Jackie Allen-Doucot of the Hartford Catholic Worker; Amanda Daloisio, associate editor of The Catholic Worker newspaper and a member of the New York Catholic Worker; and Kate Hennessy, the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren.
The day started with a screening of Claudia Larson’s hourlong documentary on Dorothy Day, “Don’t Call Me a Saint.”
At the end of the day, George Horton who has been coordinating the New York archdiocesan phase of the Dorothy Day canonization (Dorothy Day Guild) gave an update on that effort, expressing confidence that the archdiocesan phase would be concluded at the end of the Year 2020.
A huge thank you to Luis Ortiz and the Maryknoll Sisters for livestreaming and recording the symposium and for making their videos available.
More photos from the Maryknoll Symposium: