This is one of a group of eight relatively new icons by Christine Hales at the beautiful old St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church on Madison Avenue in Albany. The wife and I stopped by there Friday on our way to Westminster Presbyterian Church on State Street near the Capitol, where Hales was MC of a program with music and icons, many by her pupils at the Saint Luke's Guild of Iconography. I particularly liked one by Hales of the prophet Ezekiel, and one of St. Kateri Tekakwitha by Jennifer Richard-Morrow.
At St. Vincent's, we were shown around by the parish life director, Betsy Rowe-Manning, a former sister of St. Joseph, who like my (non-Catholic) wife Barbara had known the late Sister Lucina Hayes. Barbara, who is now a Presbyterian, got her master's degree in special education from the nearby College of Saint Rose, where Sister Lucina had a profoundly positive and long-lasting influence on her life and work.
Dorothy Day had a similar influence on my life, although I had only one brief contact with her at the Catholic Worker Farm in Tivoli. She was then a much older woman than the one shown by Hales in the icon above, but four or five years younger than in the photo below:
I think Dorothy would feel at home at St. Vincent's, where the former rectory next door is now part of the Hope House drug/alcohol recovery program.