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Our Needs

Casa Juan Diego needs uniforms, backpacks and school supplies. Uniforms for public schools Backpacks without wheels Handwriting tablets for K to first grade Looseleaf paper – wide ruled 1” Binders (3-ring, no zippers) with pockets Construction paper Manila paper Composition notebooks – wide ruled- black marble Spiral notebooks (70 pages) wide ruled Folders with brads… continue reading

New Section – How It All Began

We debated about calling the new/old section in the Archives, “What Were You Thinking?” or “The Early  Years” or “Our Kids Think This Is Normal?”  or “Giving It All Away” or “The Fire Years,” or “Youthful Energy,” but we chose “How It All Began.” In 1980 something very profound was happening in our community. Homeless refugees… continue reading

Join the Guild for the Canonization of Dorothy Day!

               In order to assist the process of canonization, a Dorothy Day Guild has been established. Its purpose is to spread the word of her life work, and sanctity; to identify the growing devotion for Dorothy Day by Catholics and non-Catholics; and to document her ability to intercede for people in need of God’s healing… continue reading

Homeland Security Web Tool for Finding ICE Detainees

In the Houston Catholic Worker, March-April 2010, we wrote about the secret jails of Homeland Security and the ways in which ICE disappears people and families and lawyers cannot find them . In July 2010 the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a web site for locating immigrants detained by ICE. We hope that this site is… continue reading

Houses of Hospitality for Immigrants and the Deported in Mexico and Guatemala

Casa San Juan Diego Calles Abdul y Castaño Colonia Matamoros Mariano 87380 Matamoros, Tamps., México Tel. Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes (868) 817-4511   Casa San Juan Diego y San Francisco de Asis Calle Golfo de México 149 Col. Ampliación Solidaridad Matamoros, Tamps, México Tel. (868) 822 2213; (868) 822-4649   Albergue del Migrante… continue reading