The Catholic Worker Movement

Rye House
2204 10th Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404

Phone: 302-729-3643

Email: theryehouse@gmail.com

We are an intentional community and house of hospitality in South Minneapolis.  We are inspired by peace movements including the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Worker Movement, and the Food Justice Movement.  Most of all, we are motivated by good conversations shared over meals and humble, challenging love.

Our Projects:

We have been cooking and serving meals at a street corner near our house on Thursday and Friday nights.  Our meals accompany a weekly event known as the Amen Corner put on by the Ventura Village Neighborhood Association (our neighborhood).  The Amen Corner is a two hour-long open mic meant to act as a space to foster positive change in our community.

We invest a lot of time and thought into gardening, home-based food production, and ethical food purchasing.  We raise chickens, do compost and vermiculture,  extend the harvest through canning, freezing, and preserving, and we try to either get food for free, grow it ourselves, or buy it local and organic.

We work with friends to plan roundtable discussions about topics that we believe to be positive and life-giving.  We have so far had roundtables on heterosexual privilege/transgender identities, racism within our American school system, and Catholic Womanpriests.

We also host people who are either homeless, refugees, or in a period of transition.

The four core community members also practice a common purse.  This means that we share the money we earn at jobs outside the house and pay for our needs collectively.

Consider contacting the Rye House to volunteer your time or to participate in their community life.