Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, once dismissed those who spoke of her sanctity by saying “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.”
In this talk, Dr. Jack Downey will offer some reflections on Dorothy Day’s spirituality and social witness, inviting us to think more about her “subversive holiness.”
Dr. Jack Downey (Ph.D, Fordham) is an assistant professor of historical theology at La Salle University. His research focuses on the spiritual vision and contemplative influences that shaped the development of Catholic Worker theology. He is author of The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985 (Fordham University Press, 2015).