Catholic Worker House Builds Community and Changes Lives

Catholic Worker House Builds Community and Changes Lives

– I always wanted to
feel like I was working to build heaven on earth, you know? Working for a mission,
and working with people. Then it dawned on me. I am across the country, and I’ve got nothing but
what’s in my backpack. So I just started smoking pot
to cover up all my feelings. And if the friends I’m keeping are literally making me homeless, maybe the people who actually give me the food that I need to eat, maybe they’re actually the
people who care about me. I heard somebody from the Catholic Worker talk about serving the
poor and faith in action. I was so captivated by the
fire that she spoke with. I was like, I want what she has. She invited me over for
the pot luck dinner. People were just people
around the table having dinner with vastly different backgrounds, and I was just blown away. I thought this is the Last
Supper here on earth right now, and I wanna be a part of it. I’ve been blessed to
learn about iconography to make the Stations of the
Cross for our new chapel here at Our Lady of the Road. I start with making
the boards out of wood, shaving it off, and
I’ve had to learn a lot of carpentry skills, and
that’s been really cool. I think of Joseph a lot. I think of Joseph teaching
Jesus about carpentry. Painting this picture, and
with every brush stroke to say a prayer and to bring this joy from another world into our own. It’s powerful to connect
to these natural elements, these things that have been
here longer than we have. It’s really cool to be a part of something bigger than yourself. I know God will love me regardless of if I have faith or not. That’s what keeps me coming back. I mean He’s always there
(laughs), you know? He’s always willing to welcome me back. We’re adamant that folks who are serving. Sit down and eat with the
folks who are coming in. Share a cup of coffee. It just helps everybody feel human again. The poor that are here are really just the life blood of our community I feel like I am just so blessed to be, to experience the love that’s here. (upbeat music) (bell chiming)


2 thoughts on “Catholic Worker House Builds Community and Changes Lives”

  • Tradutores Contra a Nova Direita says:

    I would like to know which Catholic Worker House he is from. This is wonderful! Thanks for posting.

  • I was eaised as a Cathili, but wasn't aware od the catholic work movement until I was age 37. The reason I become aware of it is by a chance crossing paths with Robert Waldrop on generally secular email list,that a purpose of living less impact on resources lifestyle. When. I trset seen the catholic worker web page I understood whey many of us weren't aware. More about labor, and not much prosperity bible.

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