?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

What the Catholic Worker means to me.

Shared by personalist

"What did the Catholic Worker mean to me?  What does it mean to me now? I believe it became my image of Chistian life: to live with poor people, with few possessions of one's own, sharing food and drink and clothing and shelter, practicing all the "works of mercy," praying, crying out against injustice, working "for clarificaiton of thought," and enjoying the immediate company of a diverse and colorful community....We lived according to no rule,.... I do tend to think of that life as exemplary. The Worker was a community in voluntary poverty, a surprisingly difficult ideal even to strive for, let alone to achieve. The Catholic Worker has over the years made it possible for many of us to live this life for a while and perhaps to achieve at least aspects of it later on in other places.

That such a life is possible, that it has in it much enjoyment, intellectual interest, congeniality, and spiritual learning---though it can often be confining and stressful----is knowledge that has stayed with me and helped me not to be afraid. The Catholic Worker is still a powerul presence in my life and remains my ideal, however little realized. "    Judith Gregory, Sept. 2, 1996

What the Catholic Worker means to me. - Catholic Worker odds & ends

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
baron_waste
Jan. 12th, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC)
"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."

J.A. Holmes
bobby1933
Jan. 12th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
I could not identify "J. A. Holmes" (that name has been attached to many physical human forms). He may have "died" before sub atomic physicists began to explore the idea that self and other are part of a universal interconnectedness.
baron_waste
Jan. 12th, 2016 07:42 pm (UTC)
John Andrew Holmes (1874-1937) American physician and writer
Wisdom in Small Doses (1927)

http://wist.info/holmes-john-andrew/4294/
bobby1933
Jan. 13th, 2016 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you, and thanks for the link.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

bobby1933
bobby1933

Latest Month

February 2018
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow