Peter Maurin (May 9, 1877 – May 15, 1949) was a Roman Catholic social activist who founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933 with Dorothy Day.
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... Peter Maurin Peter Maurin (1877–1949) was a French social activist and co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement ... Maurin's vision to transform the social order consisted of establishing urban houses of hospitality to care for the destitute rural farming communities to teach city dwellers agrarianism and ... Alongside Peter Maurin, she founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933, espousing nonviolence, and hospitality for the impoverished and downtrodden ...
... In 1932, Day met Peter Maurin, the man she would always credit as the founder of the movement with which she is identified ... Maurin, a French immigrant and something of a vagabond, claimed to be from a family which had occupied the same farm which their distant ancestor had received as a bonus for service in the Roman army ... Despite his lack of formal credentials, Maurin was a man of deep intellect and decidedly strong views ...
... Maurin was played by Martin Sheen in Entertaining Angels The Dorothy Day Story ... "Peter was a revelation to me," she said ... "I do know this--that when people come into contact with Peter...they change, they awaken, they begin to see, things become as new, they look at life in the light of the Gospels ...
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