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|Don't Call Me A Saint -- Dorothy Day Documentary Premier|
|Date||Friday February 22|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|United Presbyterian Church, 112 Beach, Watsonville|
Parajo Valley WILPF presents Dorothy Day Documentary
Don't Call Me A Saint -- Dorothy Day Documentary Premier
Benefit for Loaves & Fishes & Dorothy's Place
Friday, Feb. 22, Watsonville
Information: Barbara Hayes 831/431-0988
Dont Call Me a Saint, the premier of a documentary film about Dorothy Day (1897-1980), social reformer and homeless hospitality provider, will be shown on Friday, February 22, United Presbyterian Church, 112 Beach, Watsonville free dinner 6:30PM, 7PM film.
A collection will be taken to benefit two regional meal and family food provider programs -- Loaves & Fishes in Watsonville, and Dorothys Place in Salinas.
Ms. Day, world renowned humanitarian activist often compared to Mother Teresa, has been nominated for sainthood by some Catholics in spite of her personally unconventional life (revealed for the first time in this film) and her own protest.
The film begins at the height of the depression with radical journalist Dorothy Day meeting French peasant philosopher, Peter Maurin. Together they organized the Catholic Worker, a lay-person peace, justice and homeless hospitality movement.
Today over 185 Catholic Worker communities world wide are committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
The film includes many candid images by Watsonville photojournalist Bob Fitch who will provide commentary and lead discussion after the film presentation.
The event is sponsored by the Watsonville branch of the Womens
International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF).
Wikipedia overview, Catholic Worker:
Wikipedia Dorothy Day:
"We should be inspired by people ... who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong, - even in the most difficult circumstances." ~ Rachel Corrie
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