Support the Works of Mercy at the Maurin House

We are a group of Catholics and friends seeking to live out the Gospel through regular prayer, simplicity, hospitality to the poor, and life in common. Our community of friends is centered around a chapel between the adjacent houses of two families. We also have rooms for the poor, a refectory (dining room) for open meals, gardens, and yards for chickens and children. We're inspired by the orthodox Catholic witness of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. Our vision is to grow by adding other houses nearby, families, singles, and supporters. We do not seek tax exempt status. For reasons why, you may refer to Dorothy's Article in The Catholic Worker (May, 1972). However, no one in our community receives compensation. All funds go directly to projects pertaining to our common life.

We are convinced that a life of online "relationships," blog wars, vapid self-help, social media "friends," "digital community," and frantic loneliness are antithetical to a life centered on Christ. We are convinced that Catholic social teaching looks like something different than what the world offers. We are convinced that true community is rooted in prayer, not merely good intentions and feelings. We are convinced that true contemplation is a full life well-lived. It is common prayer in response to a desire to live out the Mass, that brought us to these convictions. Come for prayer, weekdays at 5:30 PM, with a meal after on Mondays and Thursdays, to join us in pursuing "the gentle personalism of traditional Catholicism."

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Tyler Hambley
Minneapolis, MN

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