About Us

the works of Mercy

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1027 26th Street, Denver, CO  80205




The Denver Catholic Worker is an informal intentional community that practices hospitality to folks experiencing homelessness in the Denver area. For 38 years our hospitality house was a home where we lived in community with our guests – two single women, two single men, one committed couple and one three-person family or larger – striving to carry on our mission, as Peter Maurin put it, to create a world where it is easier for people to be good. Our hospitality house was located in the historic Five Points neighborhood of Denver from July, 1978 until January, 2016, when a fire burnt out the interior of the house and displaced our community physically.

In July of 2018, we purchased a smaller house six blocks away, which we have renovated and are preparing to open to serve families.

We are part of a much larger movement called the Catholic Worker Movement, which was founded in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in New York City. There are over 200 Catholic Worker communities across the globe. To find out more about the movement, or to see a directory of Catholic Worker farms, houses of hospitality, soup kitchens, and community spaces, go to http://www.catholicworker.org. There you can read about the movement’s values, ideals, history of activism and current work, along with archives of newsletter articles.

Looking for the Denver Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen?  They function separately from the house. To contact them please go to http://www.denvercatholicworkersoupkitchen.com.


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