Love In Practice!

October 1, 2020

Love In Practice

“Love in Practice is a Harsh and Dreadful Thing, Compared With Love in Dreams” Dostoevsky “

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

    On October 1, 1994, the Feast of St. Terese of the Child Jesus, of the “Litte Way, we bought pizza for four young huslers, at the pizza place between Sutter and Geary, the first acts of our ministry.

    Our vision was simply to be a listener, a pastor, being present to young guys in their fears and pain.

    In a world where every ordinary day life becomes  a series of quick questions, every incorrect answer death, and there is no one to trust, we honor our ordination vow: “To preach the Word and Administer the Sacraments,” through listening. Along the way, we have given  food, socks, and a ministry of harm reduction.

    Through the years we have learned to love with out judgement, being indifferent to the world, and listening to the words of St. Therese:

“My vocation is love! In the heart of the Church, who is my Mother, I will be love. So shall be everything and so my dreams shall be fulfilled–to make Love loved.”

        We have come to see all as our brothers and sisters, and success simply as dedication to our path of listening, a path that Dorothy Day sums up for us in these words:

“A revolution that starts with each one of us. When you begin to take the lowest place, to wash the feet of others, to love…with that burning love, that passion which led to the Cross, then we can truly say! Now I have begun. . .”

Thank you to All Who Walk With Us through Prayer and gifts! You have made this journey possible!


Father River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164



We are beggars! Money is needed for socks, food, and other supplies and we appreciate whatever is given:

Temenos Catholic Worker

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

pay pal can be found on

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