What We Believe

“We are working for ‘a new heaven and a new earth, wherein justice dwelleth.’ We are trying to say with action, ‘Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ We are working for a Christian social order...Our rule is the works of mercy, it is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence."

-Dorothy Day

“What the Catholic Worker Believes,”

Easy Essays by Peter Maurin

1. Gentle Personalism of traditional Catholicism

2. Personal Obligation of looking after the needs of our brothers [and sisters]

3. Daily Practice of the Works of Mercy

4. Houses of Hospitality for the immediate relief

of those in need

5. Establishment of Farming Communes where

each one works according to his [and her]

ability and gets according to his [and her]


6. Creating a new society within the shell of the

old, with the philosophy of the new, which is

not a new philosophy, but a philosophy so old

that it looks like new.

For more information on the Catholic Worker movement, please go to catholicworker.org