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On Pilgrimage . . . Today

Friday, April 18, 2014

The stories posted here are living instances of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in the Catholic Worker Movement today.


A Different Intersection of Church and Politics    04/30/12
Loren Hart's journey from Occupy Wall Street protester to joining the NY Catholic Worker.

St Joseph House (New York, NY)


Homeless enablers -- and proud of it    04/15/12
We are homeless enablers, and we are proud to provide the essentials that enable the homeless to stay alive.

Los Angeles Catholic Worker Community (Los Angeles, CA)


Report on Holy Week Faith and Resistance Retreat    04/09/12
Eleven Arrested at the Pentagon Good Friday Witness & Report on Holy Week Faith and Resistance Retreat.

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House (Washington, DC)


A Holy Week reminder of finding Christ in the poor    04/05/12
As anybody who is familiar with the Catholic Worker movement knows, Catholic Worker houses are normally a hodgepodge of things -- a place where a community of people responds to the needs of those around them in any number of ways.

Des Moines Catholic Worker (Des Moines, IA)


Catholic Worker Vigil at Watford Army Recruitment Centre    03/28/12
The Catholic Worker sustained a two year campaign of weekly vigils and nonviolent direct action against the Army Showroom until its recent closure.

London Catholic Worker (London, XX)


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On Pilgrimage

February 1946

I am selecting a new name for my column, since there are Day After Days and Notes By the Way in other papers. We should always be thinking of ourselves as pilgrims anyway.

When things get tough, I like to recall St. Teresa’s "Life is a night spent in an uncomfortable inn." And from the gay way she wrote of her adventures, she agreed also with St. Catherine of Sienna, who said: "All the Way to Heaven is Heaven, for He said, I am the Way."

Dorothy Day


September 1956

People always fall back on the phrase, "It is the system." We need to change the system. We need to overthrow, not the government, as the authorities are always accusing the Communists "of conspiring to teach to do," but this rotten, decadent, putrid industrial capitalist system which breeds such suffering in the whited sepulcher of New York.

Dorothy Day


Loaves and Fishes

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? When we begin to take the lowest place, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion, which led to the Cross, then we truly say, "Now I have begun."

Dorothy Day



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