Sunday, January 25, 2015

Share a Cup of Coffee with Dorothy Day

"Conversations with Dorothy Day" depicts Dorothy stopping by to share a cup of coffee and to visit with friends while she talks about her life. The setting is the present time and the "powers that be" have given Dorothy permission to be gone from the heavenly realm for a very short time. During the visit Dorothy reads from her journals, her books, and other writings as she shares the story of her conversion and the founding of The Catholic Worker. The length of the visit is approximately 45-60 minutes and can be adapted as appropriate to the audience that is gathered. It is followed by a time of questions and answers."  -Inscape Ministries

Conversations with Dorothy Day” will be presented in a theatrical performance in Albuquerque, Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m., First Congregational UCC, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE (map), with a reception to follow.

Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, spent 47 years caring for the poor and leading the Catholic Church to a more active concern for the needs in U.S. society.

The live performance of the one-woman show will be enacted by actress Sharon Halsay-Hoover of Inscape Ministries, who will depict Dorothy in scenes visiting with her friends and reading from her journals and other writings as she talks about her life.” 

As a young woman in the 20’s and 30s, Dorothy became aware of the exploitation of immigrants and the poor. She became a suffragette, a journalist and an activist for human rights.

The performance is a benefit for Trinity House Catholic Worker, a referral-based shelter for homeless women with children. The money raised will be used for a new roof for the shelter.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation. All are welcome.

For more information, visit the Trinity House Web site or call Trinity House at 842-5697, Bro. Denis Murphy or Mary Quinalty.

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