The Rye House has a new name! We now call ourselves the Minneapolis Catholic Worker, in order to reflect more clearly the people and ideas that make up our community. The Rye House is still the Rye House, and does all that it has always done. The new name connects us to the greater Catholic Worker community, its people, projects, and support. Furthermore, the new name enables us to add another house, which is our hope for the near future, give it a name, and create a two-house Catholic Worker community in Minneapolis.
On September 24th and 25th Minneapolis hosted the inaugural Frac Sands Conference. About sixty concerned people from the Twin Cities and the Driftless Region attended a protest and rally, planned by the Rye House, outside of the conference. Folks came to protest frac sand mining and to try to dialouge with representatives from the frac sand mining industry. There were banner drops in the conference space, speeches, songs, chants, street theater, and finally a march into the conference space as conference attendees were having their cocktail hour. The following are photos from the event.
humility is not not-loving yourself.
its not knowing, its knowing by unknowing
to breath paradox
it’s to love your unique self, and to shed your ego to the collective self, for a moment
to fade into the un-seeable stuff of the infinite, the forever moving dust that shapes all.
to break and cave into God
by Joe Kruse
Honey Wheat Bread
A recipe from Emily Duma
Baking bread (and breaking bread) is one of the most sensory (and spiritual) experiences for me. I can pour in life in the yeast, and work out anger in the kneeding. With sturdy oats and a hint of sweetness, making this fantastic bread recipe has gotten me through many meditations on life, and eating it in community has made the process whole. It’s delightfully simple, (almost foolproof) and comes from a restaurant in Wisconsin! Doesn’t get much better. Enjoy!
Honey Wheat Bread
- 2 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 stick softened butter
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 4 cups bread flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients, knead for about seven minutes or until dough is no longer wet but smooth. Let bread rise until doubled in size (around 45 minutes) punch down and shape into loaves. Let bread double in size again (for around another 45 minutes). Bake (for 35-45 mins) until crusty and brown on top.
“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread.”
-Ursela K LeGuin