About

LAB / ORA PRESS is an independent publisher of books and zines on ecology, social justice and contemplation, run by the Passionists in England & Wales.

LAB / ORA takes its name from the Benedictine phrase ‘ora et labora’, which means “prayer and work”. For us, it’s a nod to Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, known for her radical social activism as well as the CW newspaper.

Look out for our new titles coming out in 2022.