Latest Karen House News

Karen House Building: Request for Proposals

We will be closing Karen House in the next year and transitioning the building to group of people or organization that does similar work.  To that end, we are now accepting proposals from groups who do similar work and that could use the building that has served Karen House so well for 43 years.

If you would like your group to be considered, you can download our application here. Our deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2019.

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!