Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Peter Maurin worked for the people

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1877 Peter Maurin (Aristode Pierre Maurin; d. May 15, 1949), co-founder, with Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980), of the Catholic Worker Movement. He founded farming communes, which he preferred to call "agronomic universities".

He died of heart failure at Maryfarm in Newburgh, New York. Dressed in a donated suit of clothes, he was buried in a donated grave in St John's Cemetery, Brooklyn. His program of Roundtable discussions, houses of hospitality, and Catholic Worker farms remains central to the Catholic Worker Movement ...

Early progressives in the Book of Days :: CounterCulture Wiki

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