Posted by: ithacacatholicworker | February 22, 2010

Martha Hennessy (granddaughter of Dorothy Day) Will Speak on February 25th At Our New Catholic Worker House 411 South Plain Street (yellow house) at 7pm.

Martha Hennessy

Martha Hennessy, mother and grandmother, lives with her husband on a small
farm in Vermont. Martha is the seventh grandchild of Dorothy Day, co-founder of
the Catholic Worker movement. She works part time as an occupational
therapist, and participates in resistance work against nuclear power and war,
Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp, and the siege of Gaza. She has traveled to
Russia, England, Mexico, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, and around the United States,
learning about social and economic conditions. She recently was part of an
international delegation that traveled to Cairo to participate in the Gaza Freedom
March on the first anniversary of “Operation Cast Lead”, hoping to end the
blockade on the Gazan people. She will talk about her travels, growing up with
her grandmother’s influence, and how the Catholic Worker communities are
continuing the works of mercy today.

Please join us, all are welcome.  For more info call 277-6932 or email


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