Granddaughter sheds fresh light on Dorothy Day
Opening up the family vault for public scrutiny is never easy, even when your grandmother is considered a saint by many people.
“It took a lot out of me,” admitted Kate Hennessy. She took seven years to build a memoir of her grandmother, who is possibly the 20th century’s most contentious cause for sainthood — Dorothy Day.“There are a lot of wounds in this story,” said Hennessy as she brought her new book on Day, The World Will be Saved by Beauty, to the Mary Ward Centre in Toronto on Nov. 2. “I was making public some pretty painful parts of