Robert Ellsberg

Friday November 8, 2019

7:30 PM

“Dorothy Day: A Saint For Our Time”

Learn how Dorothy Day modeled a new way of holiness, and how she challenges us to respond to our own call to be saints. Robert Ellsberg joined the Catholic Worker community in New York City in 1975, and worked there for the last five years of Dorothy Day’s life until 1980.


Group Sessions: Day: 1:30 p.m. and evening 6:30 p.m.

·       October 29- Duty of Delight: Introduction and powerful highlights of Day’s faith-filled life

·       November 5- Canonizing a Saint? A review of the canonization process for Dorothy Day

One of the most powerful books on spirituality I have ever read.” Rev. James Martin, SJ

“A chronicle so lovingly and carefully edited by Robert Ellsberg that each entry comes soaked with the heart of the gospel and power of transformative love.” Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

“Let her life disturb and inspire you… not to become her-- but to become you.” Shane Claiborne, activist


about robert ellsberg

Robert Ellsberg is the publisher of Orbis Books, where he has worked for 32 years. In 1975 he joined the Catholic Worker community in New York City and worked there for the last five years of Dorothy Day's life until 1980. He served for two years as managing editor of the "Catholic Worker" newspaper. Later he received a ThM in theology from Harvard Divinity School. He has devoted much of his life to promoting Day's life and legacy, editing her "Selected Writings," her diaries, "The Duty of Delight," and selected letters, "All the Way to Heaven." He serves on the historical commission appointed by Archdiocese of New York to oversee the preparation of her cause for canonization. He has written numerous books about saints and holiness, including "All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time," "Blessed Among All Women," "The Saints' Guide to Happiness," "Franciscan Saints," and "Blessed Among Us," based on the daily reflections on saints he has written for "Give Us This." He has edited anthologies by Thich Nhah Hanh, Charles de Foucauld, Gandhi, Flannery O'Connor, and Pope Francis. His most recent book is "A Living Gospel: Reading God's Story in Holy Lives."

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The Dorothy Day Guild site, has information about the process of canonization.