CCCW

We are an intentional community in the Catholic Worker tradition in a small town in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.  Our projects include: a small organic farm; a local organic farmworkers cooperative; child and adult English classes; traditional folklorico dance classes; weekly open lunch; artistic and cultural workshops; round table discussions; prayer; and monthly in-house liturgies.  In addition to our efforts to connect with and build community in Hostotipaquillo, we are committed to maintaining our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. This we believe is essential to the Catholic Worker philosphy of ¨building a new society in the shell of the old.¨

Casa Colibrí Catholic Worker began with the desire to respond to the needs of rural life in Mexico and to live in solidarity with this reality. Inspired to create a better world, we seek to form community and build the kingdom of God as written in the gospels. We accept God´s call to work for peace in a world filled with violence, to serve our neighbor in a world of rugged individualism, to live simply in a world of materialism. We recognize that the Creator has entrusted us with this world, and it´s our responsibility to care for it with respect, reverence, and love for all people, cultures, and all of creation. To that end, we place importance on making decisions with an environmental focus, and cultivating and caring for the land, as it is God´s gift that feeds and sustains us.


A Little Catholic Worker History:

Casa Colibrí is part of the lay Catholic Worker movement founded in 1933 by Dorothy Day, Catholic-convert and radical journalist, and Peter Maurin, a French peasant philosopher, to "feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner" and offer a gospel-based critique of the dominant culture within the Catholic tradition but outside the institutionalized structures of the church.  They envisioned a reformation of a spiritually bankrupt society based on the teachings of Christ, wherein one took personal responsibility for the care of their sister or brother, and people lived in the spirit of community and cooperation.  Today there are hundreds of Houses of Hospitality and Catholic Worker communities all over the world working to ‘afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted’.  







4 comments:

  1. Gracias a Dios por su tesigo y oraciones.

    BTW I was wondering about the name "Colibri."

    Paz y oraciones,

    Julie

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