You Are called to Community

At Tradistae, we believe that modern Christians must reject the atomization of industrial capitalism and live in some form of intentional community. Therefore, we intend to help all of our lay friends and members to (a) found a new community or Catholic Worker where they live, or (b) re-settle in, or next to, an existing intentional community. In the latter case, we call this “the move to end all moves.” In the era of liquid modernity—when all that is solid melts into air, and all that is sacred is profaned—the revolution of the heart begins with putting down roots, pouring your soul into a village or city which can become a stable community of saints in the great upheaval to come. Discern whether you should do so wherever God has placed you, or whether He wants you to seek better soil in which to plant yourself. The following list provides several opportunities for consideration in the United States. Please contact us if you would like to get in touch or to list your community.

Yankeedom
Lancaster, PA: Holy Family Catholic Worker (the mother house of Tradistae)
Harveys Lake, PA: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm
New York, NY: friends and members

The Rust Belt
Ligonier, PA: friends
Seneca, PA: friends and members
Pittsburgh, PA
: friends and members (home of Catholic Social Action)
Steubenville, OH: friends and members (home of New Polity)
Delaware, OH: friend and member
South Bend, IN: friends and members
Chicago, IL: Catholic Cultural Center
Columbia Heights, MN: The Maurin House (home of The Catholic Radical Newspaper)

Appalachia:
Knoxville, TN: friends
Chattanooga, TN: friends and members

The South
Houston, TX: friends and members

The Far West:
Denver, CO: friends and members
Portland, OR: Simone Weil House
Seattle, WA: friends and members

Other possibilities for community (not necessarily Catholic nor affiliated with Tradistae) can be found on the following directories. We encourage you to explore them.  

And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.

Matthew 13:4-9

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