This website aims to compile a selection of articles, items and resources that illustrate and illuminate the “Gospel of work,” to borrow a phrase that entered into Catholic Social Teaching with Saint (Pope) John Paul II’s encyclical on human labour, Laborem Exercens.

As well as Gospel passages that relate to human work or labour, we present a series of resources on the theology of work, beginning with reflections from Joseph Cardijn, founder of the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne (JOC) or Young Christian Workers (YCW) as it is known in English.

We begin this site with a small selection that we hope will grow over time.

Stefan Gigacz

Australian Cardijn Institute

St Joseph the Worker by Ade Bethune of the Catholic Worker