Saturday, December 16, 2006
NEW BOOK ON THE ORIGINS OF THE CATHOLIC WORKER MOVEMENT:
A new book on the origins of the Catholic Worker Movement (see the Links section of this blog) has recently been published by Paulist Press. its title is 'The Catholic Worker Movement: The Intellectual and Spiritual Origins' by Mark and Louise Zwick. The authors are the founders of the Houston Catholic Worker House, Casa Juan Diego whose primary goal is to serve immigrants and refugees. Over 50,000 immigrants have stayed at least one night in their houses of hospitality. They have been the recipients of both the pontifical 'Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award and the Jefferson Award. They also publish a bimonthly 'Houston catholic Worker'.
The founders of the Christian anarchist movement known as the Catholic Worker Movement, Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and Ammon Hennassey were influenced by a long tradition of anti-state and anti-capitalist Christian thought. The book goes through a number of these influences, from Dostoevsky, Catherine of Sienna, Teresa of Avila, Francis os Assisi, Theresa of Lisieux, Jacques and Raissa Maritain, the Personalist Movement in the Church and many others.
Hop on over to the CW site and see if you'd like a copy.