Pax Christi and London Catholic Worker hosted Kate Hennessy for an evening. Kate spoke about her grandmother Dorothy Day and her book The World Will be Saved by Beauty. In the book, Kate writes about Dorothy’s life through the lens of the relationship between Dorothy and her daughter Tamar,
Pax Christi Vice-President, Valerie Flessati, introduced Kate and gave a thumbnail sketch of Dorothy. Then Kate spoke personally to those gathered in the packed room in Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. She generously answered a range of questions, including some from Catholic Worker member, Mirjam Johansson. It was a thought-provoking and powerful event. We made an audio-recording which will be available soon. Independent Catholic News reported on the event.
Valerie presented Kate with a set of photographs of Dorothy speaking at a Pax conference in Spode in 1963 during one of her visits to England.
London Catholic Worker members are studying Kate’s book in their book group. You are welcome to attend their next book group meeting on Thursday 26th March at 6pm. Let them know if you are coming.
Our Director, Theresa, also hosted an event for women interested in peace in the Nottingham Diocese, on Saturday 7th March. We had a reflective time in St Thomas More Church in Wollaton and then a good discussion over a cup of tea.
You might find the liturgy useful. Theresa would be happy to discuss with you how the event ran, if you are interested in doing something similar where you are.