Casa de Clara Catholic Worker

  • San Jose

Website

http://www.sjcw.org

Address

318 North 6th Street
San Jose
California
95112
United States

About Us

Casa de Clara is a Catholic Worker house of hospitality in San Jose, CA, rooted in Jesus’ vision of God’s Reign among us, committed to a shared life of prayer and action in joyful service to people on the margins.


Our ministries include transitional housing for women and children experiencing homelessness, a mobile shower program, a food distribution program, a weekly contemplative prayer group, monthly liturgies, active door ministry for those experiencing homelessness, local advocacy, and various peace-making and resistance efforts. 


Our full mission statement:


We are a Catholic Worker community rooted in Jesus’ vision of God’s Reign among us, committed to a shared life of prayer and action in joyful service to people on the margins.


  • We believe in a “Revolution of the Heart” that begins with the transformation of our own hearts and leads to a renewed world of peace and justice where all beings and the Earth itself are held sacred.
  • We commit to a disciplined practice of contemplation, prayer, and reflection.
  • We act boldly and creatively in practicing the Works of Mercy and the daily discipline of loving others.
  • We nonviolently resist systems of exploitation, war and preparations for war, and ecological destruction, while seeking creative alternatives.
  • We are rooted in our local community and dedicated to creating and sustaining person-to-person relationships.
  • We welcome and value the gifts of all.
  • We strive for a joyful life together.

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