Friday, March 30, 2012

Su Casa Catholic Worker House

Friday greetings from soggy Chicago. Thunderstorms roared through here this morning.

Last night I had the privilege of attending a celebration of a good friend's birthday. He is on the Board of Directors for Su Casa Catholic Worker House here in Chicago.

I was so impressed by the work that these Catholic workers do with the poor and displaced. Originally founded as a house for those who had been tortured in Central America, the house now offers a home for Hispanic families in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. After sharing a simple meal with the residents and workers, we were given a tour of the house and an explanation of the beautiful murals that hang in the dining area. Here is a photo I snapped:

The nine panels tell the story of the Guatemalen people who suffered through war, torture, and "disappearings" throughout the latter part of the last century.

Last night was a real eye-opener for me.

I hope that your celebration of Palm Sunday this coming weekend is a fitting beginning to Holy Week for you.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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