The ‘Catholic’ part

Are we associated with an organized religion?

No. The term Catholic Worker is meant to describe a movement began by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin that stressed radical hospitality, voluntary poverty/simplicity, and sustenance farming.  They are two of our many inspirations for doing this work.  The name Catholic Worker ties us to this movement’s history and the current communities within the movement.

We all come from different faith traditions including Christianity, Lutheranism and Catholicism.  Some of us continue to self-identify with these religious traditions, while others practice a spirituality informed by meditation, reflection, appreciation of nature, among other practices.  We celebrate the diversity of our community’s spiritual life.  We do our best to make room for all faith traditions and spiritual practices in our home and in our daily life.