“Deepen our SCN spirituality through contemplation, mysticism and theological development.”
Directive – General Assembly 2008
I have had to stop myself sometimes.
I have found myself rushing from one person to another
soup bowls and more soup bowls,
plates of bread and more plates of bread,
with the gratitude of the poor
like a loud din in my ears.
Then I realized that this is dangerous work.
To want to help people is a grave temptation.
Maybe we are just helping ourselves by helping others.
This is a long loneliness.
By Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, November 8, 1897. She was a social activist and author who, from a Gospel perspective, championed the significant social justice issues of the 20th century until her death in 1980.