This page last updated:3/7/2013
Community of the Franciscan Way
Durham, North Carolina,
The Community of the Franciscan Way is a Mission of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. We seek a life of prayer, study, simplicity, and fellowship with the poor. We stand in the tradition of the Catholic Worker Movement, founded in 1933 by Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day. Maurin House and St. Elizabeth House offer shelter and food to the homeless. Our aim is to embody the Works of Mercy among the homeless, immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees (any 'in need or trouble'). By providing hospitality and offering friendship, we endeavor to foster real human community that transcends the alienating differences between the privileged and the poor.
We currently have two houses with sixteen permanent community members and short-stay guests. We will seek to expand our hospitality and further formalize our community life in the years to come, deepening our life of prayer through the Daily Office and living fully into our baptismal vows as Episcopalians called and committed to the five marks of Anglican mission.
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Peter Maurin House
1116 Iredell St.
Durham, North Carolina 27705 United States
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This page last updated:3/7/2013
Visitor Process: The best way to get involved in the community or
to contact us is to come to the Daily Office at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church (1902 W. Main Street, Durham, NC) Monday through Friday at 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
By a group of elders or other leaders
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
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Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
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