I recall first meeting Brother Denis when he would come to the Sunday Mass at Loyola University in Chicago when I was a graduate student during the summers of 1987-1990. He struck me as a reflective person with a keen insight into social concerns.
Later, when he began the Su Casa Community in Chicago, I would bring groups of students from Roncalli High School in Manitowoc, WI for “Chicago Plunge” experiences. We stayed in the simple dwelling at 51st and Laflin where the Catholic Worker house was emerging. I was always