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Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

The Mustard Seed Farm and St. Thomas Aquinas are happy to welcome Kate Hennessy, the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren, to Ames and STA. Dorothy Day was indeed an inspiring figure of goodness. As Pope Francis characterized her during his address to Congress, “Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed were inspired by the Gospel, her faith and the example of the saints.” But she was also “Granny,” a very real person in Kate’s life.


A prolific writer herself, Hennessy has shed light on the personal side of her grandmother in a book titled “Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty” (Scribner, 2017). Hennessy said she was motivated to write the book to help people understand Dorothy Day as a mother, grandmother, and a member of both her own family and the Catholic Worker family.


Talk will be in the worship space on Saturday, September 29 starting at 7pm. The talk is free and open to the public.