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The Assisi Community makes the news!!! Including this tidbit: “D.C. Council member David Grosso, I-At Large, was raised in a Petworth group home filled with Catholic anti-violence activists, including clergy.”

It also says, “When four devout, antiwar Catholics bought the rowhouse in 1986 and named it after social justice icon Saint Francis (the pope used the same inspiration), they were driven by the Central American solidarity movement and Catholic efforts for nuclear disarmament and simple living. They purposely picked then-rundown Petworth to live among the poor and disenfranchised.” I was one of the four… and this is probably the closest that I’ll ever get to having my name in the paper. 🙂

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