Upon first glance, all the connections between Catherine’s House retreat center for HIV/AIDS patients, the organic gardens, and the Catholic Worker Farm can be as confusing as examining the gears of a mechanical clock. But if you look closely you’ll see how all the different parts mesh together within this community to measure the seasons and provide “time” for visitors and members to grow.
Philanthropy sets in motion a whole series of events that culminate in symphonic performance. Not unlike the music in a symphony, philanthropy creates a tapestry of services that both enrich and bind the community together.
Since there is no glimmer of hope on the horizon and I have evolved my own special contempt for managers eagerly exploiting consumers, there is little to do except walk away from the burning trash heap of marketing lies and greed.
At its heart, Gravity will always be about helping foster children, homeless youth and emancipated minors with navigating life’s maze to build a successful future.
I want to believe our community did not fail them. I want to believe our mental health support system did not fail them.
The effect of marginalizing and denying same-sex relationships and marriage has manifested itself in generations of LGBT youth not fully embracing the concepts of monogamous relationships.
I had just participated in what I considered to be the essence of community life and development. It was a fairly unique experience in that is was both relaxing and purposeful.