This series will be on-line through Zoom.
St. Teresa of Avila – October 6
St. Teresa of Avila, the first woman to be names a Doctor of the Church, is well known for her reform of the Carmelite Order. Her writings — The Book of her Life, The Way of Perfection, and The Interior Castle — continue to inspire and assist the faithful. Our presenter, Sister Theresa Ahern, MSBT, has served for many years in Religious Education at the parish and diocesan level and is currently the archivist and liturgy coordinator for the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity
St. Josephine Bakhita – October 13
Born in Darfur, now western Sudan, seven-year old Josephine was kidnapped and sold into slavery several times. Sold to an Italian family, she became a convert to Catholicism, and eventually became a Canossian Sister. Our presenter, Sr. Mary Ann Henagan, MSBT, is a registered nurse, has a certificate in spiritual direction, and has served in pastoral ministry. A member of the Black Sisters Conference, in 2010 Sister Mary Ann was the recipient of the Harriet Tubman award for her work as an advocate for Black people.
St. Katharine Drexel – October 20
Born in Philadelphia in 1858, Katherine Drexel was one of the wealthiest women in the world. The founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, she dedicated her life and fortune to bringing the Gospel message and the empowerment of education to Black and Native Americans in our nation. Our presenter, Sister Faith Okerson, S.B.S., was Director of Communication during St. Katharine’s beatification and canonization processes. As educator, public relations director, and pastoral counselor, she will share stories of St. Katharine’s life.
St. Edith Stein/Teresa Benedicta, OCD
A one time atheist, a brilliant scholar, a philosopher (rare for women at the time), a convert to Catholicism who became a Carmelite nun and died in the holocaust, this is Saint Edith Stein. She was born into a Jewish family in 1891, on Yom Kippur, the Feast of Atonement. She felt this was a foreshadowing of her future. Our presenter, Sister Sara Butler, MSBT, S.T.L., Ph.D., is Director of New Evangelization at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, Professor Emerita of Dogmatic Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein., IL.
There is no charge to attend this series. If you wish to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. You can send donations to: Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, 3501 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136. Please make checks payable to: Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity or M.S.B.T.
You can register to attend by clicking the link below or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please call 267-350-1831 or email email@example.com