Karen Gargamelli-McCreight is a co-founder of Benincasa Community, a lay Catholic community rooted in and inspired by the Catholic Worker, Dominican Sisters (and many congregations of women religious), as well as the “98th St./Thompson St.” Jesuit Community. The primary works of Benincasa Community are: offering hospitality, promoting lay formation/leadership and seeking right-relationship with our Earth. In July 2021 Benincasa Community moved to Guilford CT to set up a “green monastery and motherhouse”. They are, currently, renovating an old hunting and camping lodge and welcome your support! Prior to establishing Benincasa Community, Karen was Co-Director and staff attorney at Common Law. She earned her J.D. at CUNY School of Law and B.A. at Loyola University Chicago. She was born in New Haven, CT and grew up in Branford, CT—which means she loves white clam pizza pie, Foxon Park soda and marshy wetlands.

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October 10, 2021

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pray for “wisdom”, that you may recognize and seek life’s true treasures: community, biodiversity, clean water, being an honest person, making music, dancing, laughter, reparations, mutual aid, wholeness, art, friendship.

February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

No one tunes or prunes with the belief it is all in vain. Prayer, fasting and righteous deeds are done by people who believe in Resurrection.

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