Journey with St. Katharine Drexel, the beloved Philadelphia heiress-turned-saint, as she recounts in her own words a 1922 trip through the Southwest and her visitation of the Navajo mission that she helped finance. Mother's first-hand perspective shines throughout, from her leaving the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament at Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania, to all the other sights she observed on her trip: a view of the pueblos from the railroad car, the baptism of a dying Indian child, her tour of the school, and her encounter with medicine-man Hastin Yazhi. Features five photos taken on the journey and two contemporary maps.
We've scoured old prayer books to put together this unique collection of commemorations, litanies, novenas, and other devotions traditional to the African diaspora in America. Includes prayers to Our Lady and St. Joseph as well as Saints Benedict the Moor, Peter Claver, Martin de Porres, and more.
A historically important contribution to black Catholic hagiography, Sister Mary Petra OSP's life of St. Benedict the Moor provides a great introduction to this beloved saint and is a historically important contribution to black Catholic hagiography. The son of slaves, Benedict endured prejudice from his peers, dissolution of his hermitage, and the menial work he assumed among the Franciscans, Benedict was eventually celebrated as the patron saint of Palermo and the Africans of the diaspora.
Featuring litanies, novenas, and prayers to and by the American Saints, this collection includes Elizabeth Ann Seton, John Neumann, Katherine Drexel, Kateri Tekakwitha, the North American Martyrs, Francis Xavier Cabrini and more.
Catherine Gandeaktena died in 1673, held in such high regard that her priests believed she would immediately attain the bliss of heaven. Her wonderful story is scattered in the accounts of the Canadian Jesuits as well as the biographies of St. Kateri Tekakwitha. For the first time ever, they have been assembled here into a short readable biography of her life, with particular attention to the virtues that marked her passage from her childhood in the Erie and Oneida villages to her marriage, Baptism, and holy death.