- This event has passed.
Virtual Study of the Long Loneliness
July 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Come and journey.” Join us virtually at Dorothy Day Tampa for our sixth ten-person, six-week virtual study, starting Wednesday, July 5th, 2023, at 7 PM (EST) as we introduce Dorothy Day and explore her model of radical hospitality for Tampa. Register: https://www.dorothydaytampa.org/get-engaged
As an outcome of our first study group (1/6/2022), we assembled a development team to begin a two-year ministry building process that created Dorothy Day Tampa, Inc. 4/4/2022. Imagine the possibilities! Comments from our previous study groups:
“The Mystical Body helped Dorothy Day as it will help us.”Scott Morgan, one of ten participants in the second Dorothy Day study group.
“Galvanized determination to help create a downtown Tampa homeless drop-in center.”Tom Henry’s post first study group survey response
To a person, attendees start our study curious, apprehensive. They end the study transfixed by Dorothy’s journey – faithful to the Gospel, the church, immersed in the social issues of the day, transforming individuals and society.’
After retiring as co-founders of Love INC of Metro Tampa 12/31/2020, www.loveinctamoa.org Ann (died 4/28/2023) and I prayerfully discerned His will – what we are we summoned to do next? We were summoned to introduce Dorothy Day to Tampa Florida. How? We will start simply, forming a house of hospitality, a homeless drop-in center, replicating the best practices of 35-year-old Peace House Community www.peacehousecommunity.org and Gracepoint Wellness’s ‘The Shop’.
“There are two ways to look at your life – the Well-Planned life vs the Summoned life.” – David Brooks / The Summoned Life
If you are being summoned, to explore engaging, in something bigger than yourself, inquiring “What are my circumstances asking me to do?”, we warmly welcome you to join our sixth study group and journeying in faith with us.
“Few Christians in the twentieth century lived their lives as devoted to the common good as (Servant of God) Dorothy Day. She served the poor, homeless, and hungry in New York City for decades. Her steadfast belief in the dignity of the poor as bearing the presence of Christ inspired her persistent action, manifest as both charity and justice. – Richard Rohr, OFM 11 /4/2021 Rediscovering the Common Good
Thank you for reserving your space today – see you virtually 7/5/2023.
p.s. We cannot do this without you!