A Simple House is a Catholic, inner-city ministry serving low-income and project neighborhoods in southeast Washington, DC and Kansas City, MO. Our work involves meeting people in their neighborhoods, homes, and homeless camps. As an article of faith, we believe that conversion is possible for every human, but unfortunately, our society has written off troubled, inner-city adults as unreachable. Our missionaries strive to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor.
Missionaries attend daily Mass and pray morning and evening prayer from Liturgy of the Hours. They observe “Grand Silence” in the houses until 9:20 a.m. to allow for personal prayer time. Missionaries are challenged to grow in holiness and continue to pursue a deeper personal faith. Our missionaries are given the special opportunity to radically dedicate themselves to spiritual growth while living in community with others trying to do the same.
Missionaries make an initial 10 month commitment and do not fund-raise a salary. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Our start date is August 1st.