About

Our Mission

We are engaged in working, living, and serving those on the margins of society by fulfilling Jesus’ call to love “the least of these.”

‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’     …Matthew 25:40 (NLT)

“Our friend Deacon Dave routinely will take money from his monthly benevolent fund and go out for a drive in his little truck. With a keen eye, not an ounce of bashfulness and a touch of God guiding him, his drive will lead him to find hungry and cold people to feed. It is not uncommon for these people to need a shower, laundry, consult, and sometimes a hut to stay in depending on the circumstances.”  Ren Autrey, Outsider’s Inn

We have found that oppression begets poverty through lack of education, trauma, addiction, and mental illness. We are here to walk with our guests toward stabilized lives and to advocate for social justice and peace.

Monastic Influences

Following the experiences of the desert fathers and mothers, Celtic Christianity drew inspiration from the daily rule of life of ancient monasticism. Faith is not just for Sunday mornings but for the whole of life. Celtic Christianity reminds us that all is sacred and that Christ is in the midst of our everyday life.

Welcoming the stranger

We welcome the stranger with an open heart, and without pre-judgement. We offer practical help to those without resources by offering respite care, warm showers, clothing, a meal, and help towards stabilization by connecting people to resources.

The abbey home is also a shared housing space for those who have been able to move indoors through jobs or government services.

Hospitality House 

We are a hospitality house to strangers in the spirit of Dorothy Day and The Catholic Workers Movement. She reminds us that “There are two things you should know about the poor: they tend to smell, and they are ungrateful.”  We look for the Sacred soul in others and believe that all are created equal and made in the image of God regardless of their prevailing circumstance.

‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some have entertained angels unawares.’  Hebrews 13.2