Speaker: Bill Frankel-Streit, Member of the Little Flower Catholic Worker in Louisa, VA
Date: Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010
On May 1, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, The Catholic Worker newspaper made its debut with a first issue of 2,500 copies. The paper provided a radical critique of the political and social order from the perspective of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching. Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and several others distributed the paper in Union Square for a penny a copy (still the price) to passersby. The Catholic Worker Movement is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person. Today, over 200 Catholic Worker communities in the U.S. and abroad, remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers practice the works of mercy and peace and protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
Please join us in an evening of sharing and celebration that will be led by long-time Catholic Worker and peacemaker, Bill Frankel-Streit. Bill and his wife, Sue, were formerly members of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker for ten years before moving with their family to rural central Virginia to start the Little Flower Catholic Worker.