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Catholic Ecovillage

Last updated: November 4, 2015 (5 months ago)

Listing created on: September 16, 2007

Catholic Ecovillage

(Northern Kentucky, Kentucky, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2006
  • Start Living Together: 2006
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Address:
    Northern Kentucky
    Northern Kentucky, Kentucky,
    United States

Mission Statement:

Catholic Community, Ecology, Mission Work

Community Description:

Catholic Ecovillage is to be a collage of ideas forming one community. Our vision is to bring us closer to God and our vocations, as they come forth in our individual lives. We hope to achieve these ideas through three main ideas.
First and foremost, is to give glory to God, through daily prayer and continual studies of the scripture. Our hope is to do this individually as well as a community. We believe prayer and studies will draw us closer as a community.
Second, that we as a community spread our message of love. It is important that everyone make an effort to do community work inside an outside the immediate village. Our vision is to place Catholic Ecovillage within an area of people less fortunate. An idea that comes to mind is in a rural area of Eastern Kentucky other Appalachian region. Eastern Kentucky or Southern parts of Ohio are areas of interest. Mission work could range from a number of ideas. We envision becoming a support for other programs within these areas. General Education(tutoring programs), Home Rehab, and Ecological or Conservation Awareness are several ideas that come to mind. The beauty is that mission work can be anything. Many wonderful ideas of assisting others have been brought forth. Really anything that spreads the love of Christ through action is a possibility.
Catholic Ecovillage’s third idea and initial goal is to create a community. Our eventual hope is to create a village that is environmentally and conservation-minded. We hope to create a sustainable, renewable permaculture within the space we call home. Our goal are to find and use alternative energy, alternative building techniques, along with gardening and livestock care. Our goal is to also create a school building and place of worship within the village. We would also like to stay in close proximity to a town, and college or university. Higher Education certainly will be important.
Our hope is to eventually have little shops, stores & B&B. A retreat center is another distinct possibility. These could assist with spreading our missions and ideas.

Part of the teaching of Catholicism is to strive to be more Christ like. What better way to do this than to surround yourself with others trying to do the same? All vocations of life, single, married, families and active seniors who have something to add. Please feel free to drop and email. Begin the change in your life, through Christ and community. Please visit Catholicecovillage on youtube.c

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization

Housing

  • Area: 3 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: Possible Purchase Soon

    none at this time.

    An old school sitting on 3 acres

    N/A

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: If you would like to show interest in the formation of this community, email us at [email protected] While this community formation is in its infancy stages, input is valued. Please drop an email, We would love to start a rapport with people interested in this lifestyle.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Roman Catholic

    Roman Catholic

    Individual/Family Decision

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: in formation

    in formation

    undecided

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: or more

    ultimately

    individual decision

    Celebrations and meals

    Use Discouraged

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Catholic
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each individual

Keywords

Catholic, Monastic

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.