Julie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D. to Deliver Annual Dorothy Day Lecture

The Manhattan College professor emeritus will reflect on Day’s life on November 8.

pycior.jpgJulie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at Manhattan College, will deliver the annual Dorothy Day Lecture, titled “Love in Action: Insights from Dorothy Day on Bearing Witness in a Time of Crisis.” It will be presented virtually on Sunday, November 8 at 4 p.m.

November 8 marks the anniversary of the birth, in 1897, of Dorothy Day, whose radical devotion to love of God and neighbor led to the formation of more than 200 Catholic Worker houses of hospitality and farming communes that have been replicated throughout the United States and other countries. At the Catholic Worker, Dorothy Day lived a life faithful to the injunctions of the Gospel, and began a movement that regularly protests against militarism and economic injustice.

Join Julie Leininger Pycior as she reveals the meaning for us, today, of Day and Thomas Merton’s important witness to the events of the 1960s. Along the way, the author will also share how research for her new book, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and the Greatest Commandment: Radical Love in Times of Crisis, was instrumental in Pope Francis spotlighting Day and Merton: an ironic backstory that partly played out at Manhattan College.

The event is co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies program, Campus Ministry and Social Action and Paulist Press.

For more information about the event, please contact Nuwan Jayawickreme, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, at nuwan.jayawickreme@manhattan.edu

By Pete McHugh