Dorothy Day Lecture


Dorothy Day Lecture SeriesThe annual Dorothy Day Lecture Series was launched in 2013 by the Emmanuel College Class of 1971 to honor liberal arts as the foundation and inspiration for meaningful social action. The goal of the lecture series is to encourage ongoing engagement with issues of social justice among students, alumni and the general public. The Dorothy Day Lecture Series features speakers who are role models for contributing to positive social change. The series is named for Dorothy Day, a courageous 20th-century woman of faith who dedicated her life to the struggle for economic and social justice.


Thank you for joining us at the 2019 Dorothy Day Lecture

Speaker: Robert Ellsberg
editor of Dorothy Day's letters and diaries

Dorothy Day: A Model of Holiness in Action

Sunday, April 28, 2019 :: 1:00 p.m.
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College

About Robert Ellsberg

Robert Ellsberg, editor of Dorothy Day's letters and diariesRobert Ellsberg, editor of Dorothy Day’s letters and diaries, will share his personal recollections as a young man working alongside Dorothy Day in the Catholic Worker Movement. He saw firsthand Dorothy’s life as a holy woman committed to social justice within the Catholic tradition. The relationship gave rise to his lifelong study of sainthood, spirituality and social action. Author, publisher and social commentator, Ellsberg is a member of the Archdiocese of New York’s Historical Commission to advance Dorothy Day’s case for sainthood. Robert will reflect upon her life and the contemporary meaning of Dorothy’s own childhood query: “Where were the saints to change the social order? Not just to minister to the slaves, but to do away with slavery.”


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