Drexel with childrenSt Katharine Drexel (1858 – 1955) whose feast is today.

Some of her insight may be found in these three ideas (the other being under the picture): “The patient and humble endurance of the cross—whatever nature it may be— is the highest work we have to.”

“We must attract them by joy, in order to lead them to its source: the Heart of Christ.”

Drexel, the Philadelphia heiress who renounced a life of privilege used her family’s money to work for Jesus Christ: she worked to help the minority population in the USA, founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and sought to share profundity of the Cross of Christ in joy. A millionaire turned saint…read Suzanne Duque Salvo’s poignant narrative of this American saint.

Mother Katharine was a determined and a cheerful woman of faith.