Peter Maurin took his first
vows as a Christian Brother in 1895 in Paris. After the
secularization of France in 1902, he became involved in a French
Catholic social movement and later moved to Canada in 1909 and
to the US in 1911. He co-founded the Catholic Worker with
Dorothy Day in 1933.
His program of Roundtable discussions,
houses of hospitality, and Catholic Worker farms remains central
to the Catholic Worker Movement.
Photos of Peter Maurin courtesy
Marquette University Archives