Los Angeles Catholic Worker

  • CA


632 N. Brittania St.
Los Angeles
United States

About Us

Founded in 1970, the Los Angeles Catholic Worker is a lay Catholic community of women and men that operates a free soup kitchen, hospitality house for the homeless, hospice care for the dying, a bi-monthly newspaper, and regularly offers prophetic witness in opposition to war-making and systemic injustice. We are funded exclusively by individual private donations.

The Los Angeles Catholic Worker community is part of the lay Catholic Worker movement founded over eighty years ago by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin to “feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner” and offer a gospel-based critique of the dominant culture within Catholic tradition, but outside the institutional church.