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The Holidays at Karen House


Hi Friends!  

We have more than 15 adults and children living at Karen House right now, and could use your help during the holidays! Here’s a few ideas:

Cold Weather Gear!

  • Hats, scarves, gloves, coats

Help with Christmas presents –

  • Target and Walgreens Gift Cards – highest need
  • Movie passes
  • Bus tickets
  • Socks, underwear
  • Clock radios
  • Bus passes
  • Movie passes
  • Gloves, hats, scarves
  • Art supplies, science kits, magic kits, board games

The Future of Karen House: A Message to All Our Supporters

A dream came true 42 years ago. Seven audacious women envisioned a Catholic Worker House in North St. Louis. They created community and invited guests to come stay with them. (The first guest was a woman named Karen). Karen House was born, dreamed into being…. Read the rest of our message here

The RoundTable

Journeys: There and Back Again is now available for download!


Join Us!


Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday at 10:30am

All are welcome to help cook or join us for the meal!

Community Dinner

Fridays at 6pm

A great informal way to spend time with us! Bring a dish if you wish, as well as some music, poetry, or a special reading.

Racism and the CW Movement…

Direct Action on Ourselves: Anti-Racism Work in the Midwest Catholic Worker  -Article in the New York CW from Brenna Cussen Anglada

Lament. Repent. Repair. (An Open Letter on Racism to the Catholic Worker Movement) -from the Midwest Catholic Worker Gathering, 2017


Our 2013 Round Table, entitled “Marching Towards a Police State” included a centerfold about the rise of fascism. It seems appropriate to re-post here. Click the image to download a copy!