Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catholic Worker Movement in Central Minnesota

Some of you may have heard the words “Catholic Worker Movement” floating around recently. I hope you have been hearing these words, because I’m one of the core (as in four) members advocating to bring hope and foster community in our local area in the spirit of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. In 1933, these two Gospel activists responded to the poor and needy of their time by founding the Catholic Worker Movement (CWM). Through a three-fold program of clarification of thought, prayerful reflection and development of houses of hospitality, the CWM brought hope and community to those in need. Now it is our turn to do the same.

A small core of people has been meeting for the past year in an effort to foster community in the spirit of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. This core group will publish a periodic newsletter, sponsor Catholic worker roundtable discussions and engage in prayer and reflection. We welcome others to join us in the beginning efforts to form a Catholic worker movement in the St. Joseph-St. Cloud area.

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”  Dorothy Day

To be added to our mailing list for the newsletter and updates on meetings, please e-mail me at To learn about the Catholic Worker Movement, click here.

Submitted by Eunice Antony, OSB

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