Simone Weil and Peter Maurin House — Monastic

Simone Weil and Peter Maurin House — Monastic

Simone Weil and Peter Maurin House – Monastic (Catholic Worker’s “Little Monastery”) of a non-dogmatic and non-denominational orientation; founded and established between 2009 -2011.

“a Library of books and films – in a House of Silence” – which provides environment for inner work towards living in true communion with God; in His Truth about life, reality and the world. (Repentance, prayer, Knowledge, inner healing.) Simple –“of old way”- life in the House (and learning it). A small garden.

The purpose of this House is:

  • to further the aims and goals of the Catholic Worker movement as expressed by Dorothy Day and, particularly, as expressed by Peter Maurin;
  • to join in works and efforts of the newly established (in 2004) New Monastic Movement (please check:;
  • to follow in the footsteps of the Madonna Houses (founded by Catherine de Hueck Doherty; and as expressed by her in the book ”
  • to learn about, draw from-and follow- the examples of the other deeply rooted in God spiritual/ religious monastic or life-communities; – the ancient Essenes, or the Bruderhof, or Amish and Hutterites;
  • to live as one unique small monastic community as a response to God’s call – for repentance and “conversion”; and then for living a way of love – which will bring fruits of truth, justice, and peace.

If you are interested in our mission, inquire about the situation by calling and coming for few days-to two weeks of orientation. In the beautiful House-setting there is a room for one person for a longer-term stay (half-a-year to a year or more), and a room for one – for a shorter-term stay.

Simone Weil and Peter Maurin House -- Monastic
725 Hennepin Street
Dubuque IA 52001

Phone: (563) 583-6790





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“We must make the kind of society where it is easier for people to be good.”

—Peter Maurin

“God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them.”

—Dorothy day