The Catholic Worker is a movement of radical christians and has a pacifist and anarchist orientation. Our goal is to connect the Gospel with political action and practical aid to the poorest. In this way we want to give a sign of the Kin’dom of God on earth.
The Catholic Worker Movement was founded in the US by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s.
Today over 200 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
Inspired by the ideas and power of the Catholic Workers we brought it to Europe and started houses and communities in the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Germany and Sweden.
We are having a European Catholic Worker Gathering again. In the real world!
The gathering will be around Ascension Day from Wednesday the 17th of May till Sunday the 21th 2023, at an ATD 4th World retreat center in Wijhe near Deventer in the Netherlands.
If you think about attending please let us know by sending an email to Herman.