Who we are

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Scott Albrecht is a Former Chaplain, U.S. Military and Third Order Franciscan, BA, MA in Applied Theology, Faith Based Peace Activist. Scott has accompanied homeless men and women at various times over the past 20 years.
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Birthe Albrecht is 54 and married to Scott. Birthe brings many skills to the farm. She was self-employed in the service sector and a marketing manager abroad. She has worked in Ecuador with abandoned and trafficked animals. Birthe has a heart for both people and animals who have suffered and been treated unjustly. She recently discovered St. Francis and feels strongly that her goal is to embrace Franciscan values
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Tien-Hsin is 22 and from Taiwan. She recently graduated from University where she majored in Land Management. During her time in University she organised many camps for disadvantaged kids in elementary school. Helping others is what she loves to do, and that's why she decided to spend one year volunteering with us.
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Kaun is 18 and he is from Taiwan. When people point out that his face is older than his age, he replies that inside there's an old man's soul. Kaun likes to help people and be surrounded with nature. He is looking to improve his English and thought the Catholic Worker Farm would be the perfect opportunity for that.
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Elisabeth is an 18 year-old girl from Germany and she is staying with us for six months. She loves dancing and going for long walks around the farm.
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Francisco is 24 and he is from Portugal. After graduating from Computer Science, he discovered the life and works of Dorothy Day and sought to live in a Catholic Worker community. He loves the spacious atmosphere of the farm and the company of our dog Sam.

THE FARM HOUSE

 

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The Catholic Worker Farm is situated on a large working cattle farm in a rural setting with 2 acres of land and lake frontage. At present members who comprise the community are Scott Albrecht, Birthe Albrecht and three volunteers. There is a steady stream of both visiting and live-in volunteers who come for up to a year and share in the community life of prayer, gardening, resistance and advocacy with our Guests.

 

COMMUNITY

We at The Catholic Worker Farm commit ourselves, our space and our time in order to strengthen others in Faith and Resistance. We are committed to the Aims and Means of The Catholic Worker. This means we are committed to Prayer, Personalism, A Decentralised Society, A Green Revolution, Non-violence, The Works of Mercy, Manual Labour and Voluntary Poverty.