NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A former co-worker of Dorothy Day will discuss the life of the co-founder of The Catholic Worker at 7:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church 524 South St., New Providence.
By any measure, Dorothy Day lived a fascinating life. She was a journalist, activist, single mother, convert, Catholic laywoman, and cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Taking the gospels to heart, Dorothy Day lived among the poor, challenging both church and state to build a better world for all people. Steeped in prayer, the liturgy, and the spiritual life, she was jailed repeatedly for protesting poverty, injustice, and war. Through it all, she created a sense of community and remained down-to-earth and humanly approachable.
To have known Dorothy Day was to have experienced not only her charm and humanity, but the purposefulness of her life. Patrick Jordan who knew her personally will discuss some of the hallmarks of Day's fascinating life and the spirit her adventure inspires.
Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of The Catholic Worker. He and his wife Kathleen were associated with Dorothy Day from 1968 until her death in 1980. From 1984 until 2012, Jordan was an editor at Commonweal magazine. He serves on the advisory board of the Dorothy Day Guild.