Catholic Worker Mary K. Meyer, a Tom Fox interview -- Part 3

Mary K. Meyer

Episode 3: 'Grief and gratitude won't live together. One will prevail.' (7 min.)
Meyer describes for Tom Fox her prayer life, which is centered on gratitude. "Some holy person said, 'If you only pray one prayer, it should be Thank you God,' " Meyer says. "Praise and thanksgiving bring us into the presence of God. I firmly believe that." Meyer also explains how the scripture, Matthew 25, led her to visit Iraq in the 1990s.

Catholic Worker Mary K. Meyer, a Tom Fox interview
Editor's Note: Mary K. Meyer passed away the morning of Feb. 5, 2007. Meyer was the director and mother spirit of the Shalom Catholic Worker House in Kansas City, Kan., for 18 years. A Dorothy Day look alike, Meyer was one of the pillars of the Catholic Worker network and an important member of the Catholic community of Kansas City. The Shalom Catholic Worker house continues to provide hospitality and food to countless needy people. In late 2006, Meyer talked with Tom Fox about her spiritual journey, summing up deep insights crafted through decades of selfless service to others.

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