Builders of the social order

For today’s Cardijn Reflection, we present one of the earliest histories of the YCW movement written in English and published in New York.

Only a dozen pages in length, it briefly tells the story of the origins of the movement as well as its expansion into North America in both Canada and New Hampshire in the USA.

It mentions countries such as Lithuania, where the movement apparently existed from the 1930s but whose story has now been forgotten.

A great little insight into the beginnings of the worldwide spread of Jocism.

Stefan Gigacz

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Joseph F. Thorning, Builders of the Social Order (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)