Karen House Catholic Worker
1. On the Catholic Worker
- Memorable Quotes from Dorothy Day
- Catholic Worker Resources: A list of all things - books, movies, posters, etc. - Catholic Worker!
Document includes Room for Christ, Poverty and Pacifism, Easy Essays, The Scandal of the Works of Mercy
1840 Hogan St.
Saint Louis, MO 63106
2. For Service Groups and Social Justice Education
Responsible consuming page includes a list of worker-owned cooperatives, Fair Trade sources for food and clothing, and a list of St. Louis based cooperatives
Downward Mobility: Examining our consumption, with suggestions and resources
Sample schedule for Urban plunge groups and service trips
Reflections on Privilege and Oppression:
Reflection Packets for Service Trips:
General Reflection Manuall: For service trips
Karen House Reflection Packet: 11-page document includes:
3. Resources from Karen House
Traditions (RoundTable discussions within our meetings that help to clarify our thoughts about a specific Catholic Worker idea)
Karen House Details
- Manual for New Community Members (12 pages, good detail about how our community does the work of Karen House)
- Display of African American Women on the Karen House wall
Other Cool Stuff We Like
- Two Songs from community member Annjie Schiefelbein. Download here by right-clicking and choosing "Save link as":
Kiss the Face of God (written by Annjie, inspired by Becky Hassler's homily at the Karen House Christmas Eve Mass)
4. Resources on the Occupy Movement
For folks curious or confused about this movement, a great article!
Answering the "Why Occupy?" question
A five minute video from the Guardian UK.
The 'Occupy' movement is one of several in American history (including the Catholic Worker) to be based on anarchist principles - great article!
The Story of Broke - The U.S. isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet, a country in which the riches among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken.
How does the Occupy Wall Street movement move from "the outrage phase" to the "hope phase," and imagine a new economic model? Excerpts from a panel discussion with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein (author of the "Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism"), Rinku Sen (publisher of ColorLines) Occupy Wall Street organizer Patrick Bruner, and William Greide (author of "Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country")