We're working toward the renewal of all things.

Entrepreneurship is shaping the cultural imagination of city and neighborhood economics.  

 

We believe that God cares about doing work. God is a worker. We're quietly working on a number of non-profit and for-profit business start-ups that we think will contribute, in a small way, to the well-being of our neighborhood and city. Our model is the 12th century monastery and mendicant religious orders who not only participated in charitable work, but started grain-mills, breweries, apiaries and schools. Our desire is to support the already-existing charitable work in our neighborhood, and to create new social businesses that work alongside city and neighborhood initiatives. 

 

 

 

 

 

“The requirements of a work to be done can be understood as the will of God. If I am supposed to hoe a garden or make a table, then I will be obeying God if I am true to the task I am performing. To do the work carefully and well, with love and respect for the nature of my task and with due attention to its purpose, is to unite myself to God’s will in my work. In this way I become His instrument. He works through me. When I act as His instrument my labor cannot become an obstacle to contemplation, even though it may temporarily so occupy my mind that I cannot engage in it while I am actually doing my job. Yet my work itself will purify and pacify my mind and dispose me for contemplation.”
— Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation