Dorothy Day — my patron (almost-) saint — was arrested for picketing for the rights of women to vote.
And even after the 19th Amendment passed, Dorothy Day never voted.
The cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement felt problems weren’t solved by politics, her granddaughter Kate Hennessy writes in The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother (out now from Scribner). It’s really, really hard to remember that this week, isn’t it?
More on that later. For now, I’m still lamenting.
And, conversely, celebrating. (Joy and sorrow are different sides of the same coin. Where did I read that?)
My and Sarah Arthur’s book The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us releases TUESDAY. You’ve gotta stop by yearofsmallthings.com for a roundup of hot giveaway action.
And, to hold you over: I had the chance to interview Kate Hennessy for the Englewood Review of Books. Catch a preview of it, below:
Peace, friends. There will be peace.