Life at a Catholic Worker Community

This condensed story of my experience living in the Casa Maria Catholic Worker community for three years between 2014-2017 highlights the roles of volunteers, the benefits of community, the purpose of the house, and the challenges involved. This is the story about my involvement with the Casa Maria Catholic Worker…

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Experiencing Cultural Shifts at Standing Rock

A brief trip out to the water protectors’ camp at Standing Rock, South Dakota to deliver supplies was supposed to be a straightforward task. I didn’t expect to feel so many emotions in just 48 hours. Seeing the fires glowing orange through very real tipis as the supermoon shines overhead,…

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Community Interview: Buy a House with a Friend

Community doesn’t always mean hippies, eco, or intentional! Sometimes it’s about living together to share financial burdens and personal values. This interviewee shares her decision to purchase a home with her friend. Are you considering the benefits of living in community? Looking to start your own community? Sometimes, it’s as simple…

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Communal Living Benefits for Any Age

Ever considered living in a house with a bunch of your friends? How about joining a commune or eco-village? I’m a big fan of community, so here’s my list of the benefits. Are There Benefits to Communal Living?? Perhaps it’s the ability to rant with a frustrated air of exasperation…

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Community Interview: Emmaus House, Chicago USA

Emmaus House is a Catholic Worker community focused on racial and social justice rooted in the gospel story of the Road to Emmaus. Read the community interview as Frank Bergh describes life at the North Laundale Worker. Earlier this year, I was fortunate in having enough leisure time to accompany…

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Activist Travel: Supporting Standing Rock NoDAPL

Late in Fall of 2016 a few friends drove supplies out to the Standing Rock water protectors. This is a short tale for anyone interested in doing something similar. Got the itch for meaningful travel and have limited time? While traveling to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, Sacred Stone, and Rosebud…

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