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We bought a house!

  The St. Louis Catholic Worker bought a house! After weeks of delay, we finally got the keys today! The building is big and beautiful, with a good yard for a Catholic Worker garden. It was built in 1904 and has a few imperfections (don't we all) but we'll be able to start moving in immediately as we make higher need repairs. We’ve been overwhelmed by all the love and support that our local support community and the broader Catholic Worker movement has shown us. Thanks to all those who have sent prayers and financial resources our way. Folks have been more generous than we could have imagined and we were able to put down a decent sized down payment. We hope support will continue as we begin having regular monthly bills, mortgage payments, and other expenses related to performing the works of mercy. We have already started collecting gently used household items to furnish the place (we own almost nothing.) You can check out this list of needs and let us know if you have anythin
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What is the CW event April 28th!

Join us to learn more about the Catholic Worker's philosophy and praxis!

Theo in 'US Catholic' magazine

 The STL Catholic Worker Community's Theo was one of the CWs featured in US Catholic magazine's recent article How the Catholic Worker movement stays grassroots online. Read it here!   From the article:  “People are looking for the Catholic Worker in these spaces and not finding it,” he says. Kayser also has his own Instagram and Facebook presence, in which he regularly shares Day’s quotes in the form of memes. In November 2022, Kayser and Lydia Wong, a Chicago Catholic Worker, also started their own podcast, Coffee with Catholic Workers. They interviewed Workers young and old, highlighting the voices and experiences of a diverse movement. Kayser has taken the Worker’s communicative message seriously. “Dorothy repeatedly refers to it as a media organization,” Kayser says. Nevertheless, he has encountered plenty of older Workers who are skeptical about the Catholic Worker having a social media presence. And he does agree, to a certain extent, about the dangers of becoming “too o

the STL CW in the LA Catholic Worker's latest newspaper

  The St. Louis Catholic Worker is the latest addition to the Los Angeles CW's sister house network of communities started by LACW alumni. Theo who spent 7 years with the house in LA wrote this short intro peace in the February 2024 Catholic Agitator (found in its entirety here ).  Find out how to contribute to our efforts to start a house of hospitality here . ------- I first came to the L.A. Catholic Worker 14 years ago. It was just a few days after my 20th birthday. Looking back, I had no idea what I would be getting into (maybe I still don’t), and if you had told me then that one day I would be starting yet another LACW Sister House, I would have had no idea what to think. It was my first time taking a train. As I climbed aboard Amtrak, I was heading to a place I had never been to before, and looking to try a life- style that was outside of what I had been taught was possible. I guess it seemed like an adventure. I was going to help run a soup kitchen on Skid Row, which is the

StL CW December Updates!

  Merry Christmas friends!   If you haven't already heard, our biggest news is that we've started raising money to purchase a house for Catholic Worker hospitality in the St. Louis area. You can read our longer appeal here or in our newsletter linked below.     If you're in a place to make a financial gift to help us on a down payment please send checks made out to the "STL Catholic Worker Community" c/o Sophia House 4547 Gibson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110. We've also set up a GoFundMe . Our humble zine, In The Shell of The Old issue #2 was sent out recently. We decided to do a big one time snail mailing to local people from the Karen House mailing list,  something like 1,300 people. While it took a little while and cost a little bit, we've already made some new friends from the effort and hope the trend continues. You can email us if you want a physical copy sent to your doorstep!   Oh no! We've heard from a couple of our friends that our emails have bee

We're hoping to buy a house and we need your help!

  Check out our GoFundMe! Financial gifts can be sent to the STL Catholic Worker Community (c/o Sophia House): 4547 Gibson Ave, St. Louis MO 63110. Checks can be made out to “STL Catholic Worker Community.” Electronic gifts can be directed towards Theo's venmo or PayPal @TheoKayser or our go fund me .  ------ "Have you found a place yet? I know someone with nowhere to stay.”  “I wish the Catholic Worker in St. Louis was up and running, I’m aware of a mother and daughter in need of housing for a few nights.”  Ever since we announced our plans to open a new Catholic Worker house in the St. Louis area we’ve received inquiries like these.   We live in a world where a handful of billionaires control as much wealth as 4 billion people and so people go without housing, without food and water, without healthcare. People die.  In our own city those without housing have slept on the very doorstep of city hall, until they were unceremoniously evicted. Our city government mirrors that of

StL CW newsletter #2 !

  Check out issue #2 of our humble zine, In The Shell of The Old.    In this issue: - Lindsey on Hope - theo on his time at Oak Flat - what we've been upto - an appeal to help us purchase a house   Download the full pdf here .