April 30 Dorothy Day: Servant of God and Lay Benedictine
Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, is best known for her arduous work on behalf of those in need and her advocacy for social justice. Less known is the fact that she was an Oblate of St. Benedict. This presentation will offer an overview of the Benedictine spirituality of Dorothy which was the lifeblood of her social action.
Dr Carrie Chapp on Dorothy Day’s Benedictine Spirituality
“She spoke about the Catholic Worker Farm, showed us her spinning wheel, and she spun some of the sheep, Fern’s wool. She invited everyone to come visit the farm – workers appreciated but casual visitors are also invited – hospitality is one of the Benedictine charisms. Wonderful presentation – well received and well attended. ” Thanks to all!
Welcome and check-in is at 5:15 pm. The Monday evening mini-retreats begin at 6:00 p.m. with a full meal. After the meal there will be a presentation and discussions in the main conference room, followed by evening prayer; the closing blessing is at 9:00 p.m. The donation for these Monday evening retreats is $30.00 per person.
Please pre-register at least 10 days before the retreat so that we can adequately prepare for the meals and the distribution of hand-outs. For more info call 610-258-3053 ext 0
The Retreat Team at St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chipman Road, Easton, Pa. 18045
610-258-3053 Ext. 0 .