Missionary Saint: Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel was the daughter of a high society banker and philanthropist. She was born in Philadelphia, November 26, 1858. Katharine was well educated and was fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Her family never allowed their wealth to take precedence over a life of deep faith.  Katharine’s step … Continue reading Missionary Saint: Katharine Drexel

New Year’s Resolutions for a Pandemic Missioner

I don’t know about you, but it’s been 2 years since I have been back to my home away from home in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, The Philippines. This was my first foreign mission and after 4 annual trips over the New Year’s holiday, this 2 year hiatus has left me at a loss. I miss … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for a Pandemic Missioner

“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

-Paulo Coelho by Nancy Schramm, OSF For those who do not recognize the name “Paulo Coelho” let me introduce him. He is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. His most famous novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 150 million copies. It is the only book that I have read in three languages: English, Spanish and … Continue reading “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”