Dear Friends,

We are in the season of Advent and as I walk the streets I am aware of one of the names in the Sufi Tradition of God: al-Haqq—The Reality of God underlies everything. Wherever I walk in the Haight, Polk and Golden Gate Park I encounter the faces of but a small fraction of young and old who live in tents and on our streets. Homelessness is Reality incarnated, and in hanging with each person I become aware of my own sense of homelessness, and detachment from God-Reality  because I do not allow myself to fully encounter God-Reality in the pain and suffering of each person that is met, and so I journey forward seeking to open myself up to knowing the Divine-Reality more fully through my encounters with each person I meet giving them pastoral care, food, socks, and other items that are needed.

And so we invite each one of you to join with Temenos Catholic Worker in our encounter with Reality.  Our finances are well below what we usually have. And so you are invited to participate in buying 20,000 pairs of socks, meals and food that are too numerous to count, pastoral care, spiritual direction, literature for all faith expressions, and resources for numerous other needs. We only use 5% of the money for administrative needs, and all donations are tax deductible. Let us meet Reality-God  together.

In Jesus, Street Person and Rebel,

Fr. River Damien Sims, D.Min., D.S.T,

Temenos Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 642656, San Francisco, CA 94164,, 415-305-2124


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