St. Katherine Drexel

Every capital campaign requires initial donors, those major gifts in the quiet phase that ensure a strong foundational for the campaign’s future. Large gifts can stretch people’s pocketbooks, but can we imagine entirely emptying them? That’s the story of St. Katherine Drexel.   The daughter of a prominent investment banker in Philadelphia in1858, Katherine experienced   Continue Reading…

August 30, 2017

St. Juan Diego

“When [Jesus] looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, ‘I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than the rest” (Luke 21:1-3).   Juan Diego was born a member of the native Chichimeca people   Continue Reading…

St. Teresa of Kolkata

In this internet age, we have unique insight into the lives of modern day saints. St. Teresa of Kolkata is much beloved for her care for the poorest of the poor in the slums of India. Born in Albania, St. Teresa began her religious life as a member of the Sisters of Loreto. After a   Continue Reading…

Stewardship Saint for August: Saint Clare of Assisi

Clare of Assisi was a close friend of Saint Francis of Assisi and the foundress of the Poor Clares. She was born in Assisi in 1194 and at age 18 was so moved by the Lenten sermons of Francis that she renounced all of her possessions and entered a convent, much to the dissatisfaction of   Continue Reading…

August 1, 2017

Stewardship Prayer for August

Lord God, As we prepare for the transitions of August; of routines becoming regular,signs of schools beginning to emerge, and traffic patterns getting heavier,help us to appreciate the sacred rhythms in our lives. Give us the wisdom to make our hearts be still, much as the August wind is still, so that we may listen to the gentle   Continue Reading…