S+L logo

Catholic Focus: The Spirituality of Catherine Doherty

September 30, 2009
frwmh1A Russian baroness in the backwoods of Canada seems like an odd scenario, but that was in fact the case when Catherine Doherty arrived in 1947 to Combermere, Ontario. She would remain there for the rest of her life, until her death in 1985.
While there she founded Madonna House (a group of lay men, women, and priests, living together in community), wrote and presented volumes of material, offered counsel and direction to many, and lived her vocation to restore all things to Christ.
Who is this woman that Madonna House members affectionately refer to as the B?
In tonight's episode of Catholic Focus I sit with Fr. Robert Wild, a Madonna House priest who is also the postulator of her cause for canonization and we discuss her spirituality (her cause opened in 1990; she is currently considered a “Servant of God”). From her writings Poustinia and Sobernost, to the Little Mandate which guides members of Madonna House, to the influence of her Russian heritage, we take a small look at a spiritual giant of the 20th century.
Tune in to Salt + Light, or stream us live online, Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm & 11pm ET, or Sunday, October 4th, at the same times, for Catholic Focus: The Spirituality of Catherine Doherty.

Related posts

29 Years ago at UCA in El Salvador: <br>Jesuit Martyrs and their Friends taught us the meaning of an authentic Catholic Education
November 16, 2018, marks the 29th anniversary of the martyrdom in El Salvador of six Jesuit priests together with their housekeeper and her 15-year-old daughter. Early on the morning of November 16, 1 ...read more
Pope Francis sets up a mobile health clinic for the homeless and poor in St. Peter's Square for the 2nd World Day of the Poor - and other stories. ...read more
"What I’m Reading" Wednesday: Barking to the Choir
Read about Barking to the Choir - a book of stories and reflections from Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. ...read more
Vatican Connections is back with its 5th season! Check out the stories that we bring you tonight direct from the Holy See. ...read more
Pope Francis announces visit to Morocco in 2019; US bishops discuss sex abuse crisis; and Archbishop Scicluna has a new post in the CDF. ...read more