Dorothy Day and The Catholic Worker Movement

Monday, February 5, 2018
Parish Hall
Brian Flagg is coordinator of the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen in Tucson.

Brian Flagg, the presenter for the evening, is a Lay Catholic Worker. He presently lives and works at the Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community here in Tucson. He has been an active Catholic Worker for over 30 years,
first in Sacramento and in Tucson since 1985.

The Catholic Worker movement was founded in 1930 in New York City by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. The movement is made up of people motivated by the teachings of Jesus, especially as they are summarized in the Sermon on the Mount and the social teachings of the Catholic Church.

Brian, along with other Catholic Workers, operates the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen in South Tucson. The soup kitchen provides daily lunch and soup to anyone who comes to them 365 days a year. There are also bathroom facilities, opportunities for showering and getting a change of clothes at the Casa Maria Worker Community.

The Catholic Workers are active in town advocating for the poorest and the homeless of Tucson. Their mission is to practice daily the love and compassion of Jesus by serving and living in solidarity with the poor.

Come and join us to learn more about this movement started more than 90 years ago from someone who has truly lived his life for the betterment of others. It promises to be an informative presentation and a lively conversation.

Theology Uncorked is a free program for theological reflection, good conversation, delicious wines and fresh popcorn! This program is offered usually on the first Monday of each month with presentations, movies, etc., which allow us to further examine our lives as it relates to Christ’s teachings. You are welcome to bring snacks or a bottle of wine to share as we delve into our theology! All are welcome to join us!