Esther came to us in rural MN for a year of service through food sovereignty and language revitalization work at a nearby Mdewakanton Dakota Indian community after 12 years in NYC, where she first became acquainted with the Catholic Worker.
She is now pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at the U of M, through which she will continue bridging settler and Native communities, probing questions of just/restorative/de-colonial land tenure, and ironing out the "scholars must become workers" shirt in the Catholic Worker apparel collection (while wearing it, oops ouch).
She brings passion, kindness, and a thirst for justice that we need!
She has a strong heart and is a wonderful Ki-tala Wey-cha
The Freid Family
Sara and Paul Freid helped to found the community along with Suzanne Belongia. They also have three pretty awesome daughters.
Jesus in disguise in the guests who walk through our door and bless us with their presence
Mathew Chapter 25:40
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’