Wow! Beautiful website! I'm gonna' check out weebly for myh book if I ever get it finished. *Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Activists Speak Out for Peace.*I'm so sorry I can't join you for the reading amoeba on the 14th. (Grandson conflict.) I just received Dorothy's Letters (All the Way to Heaven, ed. Robert Ellsberg) and I wanted to read you the juicy parts.
LOve you all!
Hey! I'm a independent film maker and planing a new documentary about Intentional Communities.Would you be interested in being part of this film?I myself lived in the JPUSA community in Chicago for a while and I got so inspired and fascinated by communal living that I decided, that I'm gonna do a documentary on this topic to inspire other people as well.you can look at my website to see other projects. www.manifestmedia.deor on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/manifestmediaPlease contact me if you would like to know more.There is no payment involved and I'm basically fund everything out of my own pocket and would send the finished film to festivals.thanks, Maren
This website looks wonderful! Hopefully everyone is doing well? I am sending all my love. (P.S. Hopefully I will be visiting on a Sunday evening soon!) - Megan Miskiewicz
Hi Folks - Jim Forest is coming to town and I wanted to share some info about his talk, which will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton Parkway. I'll send you some info. Jim is launching his new bio, Love is the Measure: A Biography of Dorothy Day. We are asking a #10 admission but will cut that in half for CW volunteers. If you have an email and want more info I will send you the press release and brochure and flyer. Hope you can make it. Mike Brennan, coordinator, Chicago Chapter Merton Society
I'm so thrilled to see the love of Dorothy and Peter and those who have been inspired by them thriving in my city. I have long found Dorothy Day to be one of the most inspirational people in the world. I often pray to live up to the standard she set for selfless giving and selfless love in the midst of this crazy selfish world.
I will keep St. Francis in my prayers regularly. I'd also love to visit someday.
Wow, your website is a-******! Hope to dropby and visit soon.
I was a guest for a short time in the early '70's. I remember the kindness of Kristine Pierie in letting me stay for a bit. I also remember Jimmy. Time passed. I left Chicago. Married. Learned the plumbing trade in NC. Ordained a deacon in '95 for Diocese of Charlotte. And now, I'm old. St Francis House saved my life, and my soul.
I was deeply moved by your website and your community. For years I served as a counselor/administrator/social service director in the Uptown community. At present, I am an oblate with a Benedictine monastery and would live to volunteer in your home as a way of answering the call of the God who reigns within each of us--pilgrim and stranger alike.
Hi, my name is Maddie, and I am with Occupy Chicago. I tried calling the house, but it kept saying that the number was wrong. Has the phone number changed?
Also, I have become friends with a homeless guy named Shane here in Chicago. He is from New Orleans, and lost his parents, and everything he had in Hurricane Katrina. He then came up here to work for his brother, not knowing that his brother was into the more criminal side of things. His brother was arrested, and Shane lost everything again. He is now on the streets, and barely making it. I was sitting with him today, and gave him your number, he has a phone card, but the number on here isn't working, and he doesn't have money for the CTA. He talked about how he is really struggling, and that part of him wants to give up and just kill himself so this torturous lifestyle will end. I try to help him in any way I can, but I don't know how much longer he can hold on. He is generally on Jackson Avenue, wearing a blue Chicago Bears t-shirt, and black pants. If you can help him in any way, I beg you to help him. He is incredibly humble, and very kind. He even says that if he ever comes into a lot of money, he will walk around Chicago, and give it to every homeless person he sees.
Thanks for all you do for the forgotten in Chicago. God Bless!
I have experienced similar problems with the phone number and wonder about the current status of the House????
How fun. You have a website! I am a bit behind discovering it...! I thrilled to learn that I, too, could create a website for free! "The A-Jar" section is SUBLIME! Happy New Year 2014 -- thank you for continuing to be a light in difficult times. 2014 will see me and Sam visiting y'all more frequently. Please mark your calendars -- John Dear, SJ, will be speaking at St. Gertrude Parish on March 30. Part of his Spring book tour for "The Nonviolent Life." Book available soon at the Mustard Seed Bookstore (1143 W. Sheridan -- where Devon intersects Broadway and becomes Sheridan Road). Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014. xoxo
Hello,fellows! I was living in your house in 1999-2001. Does somebody of that times live in your house?
Good for you folks! So nice to see people are still making housing affordable in Uptown. Will be helping my friend S move in soon and we are grateful for that. Thanks!
Howdy! I'm a seminary professor hoping to bring a group of students (9 and me) by for dinner and conversation on 1/11. We'll be happy to bring along whatever would be a helpful contribution! I'll give a call today, as well.
The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available .
Thanks to Joshua for sitting with me and talking about SFoAHoH. I'll be in touch soon to work out a good time to visit/volunteer.
What do you mean by "Hospitality" in the expression "Hospitality hours"? Is there an explanation on the website?
Overall very hospitable all but David Stein, he has been there way too long and way too many complaints about him, he does not fit into that place. Please David, do the right thing and find somewhere else or learn how to be hospitable.
David Stein please do the right thing,you dont know what you are doing there, this is a hospitality house not a place to just hang around. Do the right thing.
Lovely website and your intentional community sounds like my kind of place to visit. I hope to be in Chicago for the 32nd annual convention of Veterans for Peace. I am somewhat low-income, but willing & able to contribute food & cleaning supplies & also some cold weather clothing that people need more in Illinois than I do in Texas. ***To be able to afford cost of my RT transportation to the VFP convention AND food & lodging is going to be another of God's miracles that I've come to count on. May I please trade food, clothing, cleaning supplies for a clean & safe bed for a 3 or 4 nights AND a few simple portions food per day, too?**'twould be a blessing and a half...and I will for sure pass that blessing along to others. Sincere best wishes and hope to get a few affirmative replies by e-mail soon as you can. Truly & Faithfully yours, Janet Lyn B. P.S. I MAY also be able to help bring over some craftsmen/ craftswomen workers to help with some of your needed repair & maintenance work.
Dear Friends, I just received the current issue of At The Door. It is always welcomed when it arrives. For the past year I have lived in a friary in Elfrida, AZ. The postmaster here was grateful enough to put my copy of At The Door in our P. O. Box 54--it had the wrong P. O. Box # (65). Please correct address and keep up the good work in Uptown, Chicago. I am an old friend from the late 70's thru the 80s.
blessings, David Buer, ofm
I am so very thankful for Francis house and all the humans that nourish it with shared love. Also, I really enjoyed this website - it brings back memories. I am proud to have been a part of this ever-so-humble love in action. Before we know it, in a mere 6 years, Francis house will be 50! Always with, lucky