In Memoriam

Dana K. Greene
1942 – 2023

Dana Katherine Greene, President Emerita of the Evelyn Underhill Association, died on December 29, 2023, at her home in Alexandria, Virginia, surrounded by family members.

Born in 1942 in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, to Charles and Dorothea Greene, she had two sisters, Mary and Karen, and a brother, David. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle in New York, where she wrote her senior thesis on Dorothy Day, an early inspiration for her. She then joined the second group of Peace Corps volunteers to go overseas and served for two years in Costa Rica. On her return home, she earned a master’s degree in history at Northern Illinois University and a PhD in humanities at Emory University, where she met her husband, Richard Roesel, at the local Newman House. They were married for 55 … Read more

Annual Quiet Day 2024

“Kindle our cold hearts and light up our dark minds:”
Evelyn Underhill’s encouragement during fragile times

Robyn Wrigley-Carr

Led by theologian Robyn Wrigley-Carr

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Nourse Hall, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
3001 Wisconsin Ave N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

Please bring a sack lunch

Registration begins May 1, 2024
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We live in a fragile world, with wars, COVID and climate change. Underhill’s words written during World War II provide us with light amidst this darkness. As World War II struck, Underhill was revising her retreat talks on the Lord’s Prayer (Abba) for publication in 1940. Then during World War II (until her death in June 1941), Underhill wrote words of support, inspiration and challenge to her Prayer Group (quaintly named the “Theological Kindergarten”). In these letters and in Abba, we … Read more