The Evelyn Underhill Association

Welcome to the Evelyn Underhill Association

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

Evelyn Underhill’s “Theological Kindergarten”:

“Kindle our cold hearts and light up our dark minds”

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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As World War II began, Evelyn Underhill was revising her retreat talks and her meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, first published in 1940 as Abba. Until her death in 1941, Underhill also wrote letters of support, inspiration, challenge, and courageous encouragement to a women’s prayer and study group–they called themselves “the theological kindergarten”–that she had agreed to lead in 1939. The war eventually scattered the members all over England, but they were united by Underhill’s letters to them, published after her death as The Fruits of the Spirit.

This Quiet … Read more