Tag: Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day Center demolition underway for new campus

Dorothy Day Center demolition underway for new campus

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Construction workers began demolishing the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul Sept. 13 to pave the way for the new Opportunity Center and Dorothy Day Residence.

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Catholic Charities urging Legislature to ‘do its part’ in funding new Dorothy Day Place

Catholic Charities urging Legislature to ‘do its part’ in funding new Dorothy Day Place

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has hit its private fundraising goal for the new Dorothy Day Place in downtown St. Paul, but it needs the State Legislature to allocate public funding to complete the $100 million project.

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Granddaughter gives new perspective on Dorothy Day

Granddaughter gives new perspective on Dorothy Day

| Bridget Ryder | March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Kate Hennessy, the story of Dorothy Day is not the story of a social activist, an influential Catholic American or even a potential saint. It is, rather, the deeply personal story of her grandmother whom she knew and loved.

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Three hospitals, Catholic Charities collaborate in new medical center

Three hospitals, Catholic Charities collaborate in new medical center

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Regions, United and St. Joseph hospitals are partnering with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for a 16-bed medical respite unit at Higher Ground St. Paul, Catholic Charities’ new vision for the Dorothy Day Center, which serves the homeless.

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A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

| December 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities touched Tim Welsh’s life early when he was adopted as a baby by a Washington D.C. area family through the organization’s infant home in 1966. He reconnected with Catholic Charities years later from a phone call he received in the late 1990s while working in the Twin Cities with McKinsey and Company, a business consulting firm.

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As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many as 300 people eat at Dorothy Day each day. This year’s Christmas meal will be the last time its guests eat a holiday dinner at the longtime site, according to Catholic Charities’ timeline. Next year, meals are expected to be served in a transition space as Catholic Charities completes two new buildings designed to better meet guests’ needs.

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Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

| April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York, which is sponsoring her sainthood cause and is where Day oversaw Catholic Worker houses.

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Catholic Charities breaks ground on new Dorothy Day

Catholic Charities breaks ground on new Dorothy Day

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Hundreds of business and community leaders including Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Deputy Mayor Kristin Beckmann joined Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer Tim Marx Oct. 8 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Catholic Charities’ new Dorothy Day Center, Higher Ground St. Paul. During a 45-minute program in a white tent adjacent to the construction site, Marx […]

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Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.

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Task force to identify better ways to address homelessness

Task force to identify better ways to address homelessness

Near the end of the annual Dorothy Day Center Community Breakfast May 2, keynote speaker Matt Kramer asked the attendees to glance down at their shoes.

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How are we serving the least among us?

How are we serving the least among us?

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two important anniversaries occur this week that deserve special mention.

Dec. 2 marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of four missionary churchwomen — Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and lay missionary Jean Donovan.

They were brutally raped and shot by five Salvadoran national guardsmen who ran the women’s vehicle off a road.

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