Posts Tagged ‘Labor Day’

Labor Day and the Vocation to Work

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Human work plays an important role in God’s plan.  As Pope Francis notes, “According to the biblical account of creation, God placed man and woman in the garden he had created not only to preserve it (‘keep’) but also to make it fruitful (‘till’)” (Laudato Si’, 124).  Early Church fathers also saw in the Book […] [Read more]

Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord

Monday, September 1st, 2014

On this Labor Day, we celebrate the importance and dignity of human labor, as well as its place in God’s plan.  The Catechism teaches that God entrusts the earth to the stewardship of humanity and, in creating us in his image, he calls us to prolong the work of creation (CCC 2402, 2427). Similarly, the […] [Read more]

Labor Day and the Dignity of Work

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

In addition to being the unofficial end of summer and a time for a backyard cookout or one last trip to the beach, Labor Day should also be a time to prayerfully remember the dignity of work and workers. Pope Francis, whose father was a railway worker in Argentina, has shown special respect for workers […] [Read more]