Maurin's vision to transform the social order consisted of three main ideas:
- Establishing urban houses of hospitality to care for the destitute.
- Establishing rural farming communities to teach city dwellers agrarianism and encourage a movement back-to-the-land.
- Setting up roundtable discussions in community centres in order to clarify thought and initiate action.
Or, as Maurin himself put it:
"Cult, Culture, and Cultivation
When the Irish scholars
decided to lay the foundations
of medieval Europe,
Centers of Thought
in all the cities of Europe
as far as Constantinople,
could look for thought
so they could have light.
Houses of Hospitality
where Christian charity
where they combined
that is to say Liturgy
(b) with Culture
that is to say Literature
(c) with Cultivation—
that is to say Agriculture. ""Easy Essays". http:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Catholic_Radicalism-_Phrased_Essays_For_The_Green_Revolution.pdf.
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