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Our Needs

Blankets, sleeping bags We also need the following food to help. Pinto beans, rice      Fresh fruit     Tuna Chicken, pork      Bread      Peanut butter      Tomato sauce      Cooking oil - small bottles of olive oil for the sick and injured who come for help   ... continue reading

Christmas Letter

The Spirit of Christmas is very important to Casa Juan Diego. We cannot survive without it. We ask your prayers that the Spirit of Christmas be with us—that there will be “Room in the Inn.” We remember with the birth of Jesus our shared heritage with the Jewish community. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a young Jewish woman. Jesus was a Jew who preached in the synagogue. Some of the readings and the Psalms that we read at Mass and the tradition of hospitality that it is so important to the ... continue reading

Poco a Poco: A Catholic Worker Reflects on Life at Casa Juan Diego

It is the season of giving and receiving. Some would say it’s the best time of the year. The days sandwiched between late November and Christmas are a special time hopefully spent with the ones we love. This is one of my favorite times of the year, and I think we can all agree that there is something magical that surrounds this time. When I was a kid, my family would go to the Christmas Eve vigil Mass. I think there was a stretch of years when I couldn’t sit still because I was shaking with so ... continue reading

Casa Juan Diego and the Healing of Trauma

Seven months ago, I was attacked and robbed by two carjackers. They had a gun, and one of them grabbed me from behind. You cannot predict what you will do in a fight or flight situation like this, but apparently, I fight. I managed to get away with only minor physical injuries, but the loss of my sense of safety is with me still. The world is no different than it was before the attack, but, although it is irrational, I have not been able to shake off completely the feeling that this world has ... continue reading

A Christmas Feast for the Whole Universe, From Many Countries Migrants Come to Casa Juan Diego

“The star came to rest above the place where the child was. At the sight of it the wise men were filled with great joy, and that great joy should fill our hearts as well. It is the same as the joy the shepherds received from the glad tidings brought by the angels. Let us join the wise men in worship and the shepherds in giving glory to God. Let us dance with the angels and sing: To us is born this day a savior who is Christ the Lord. The Lord is God and he has appeared to us…. This feast belongs ... continue reading

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