The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

Catherine Kasper was born on May 26, 1820 in Dernbach, Germany, the eighth child of a peasant farmer and his wife. The domestic conditions in which she grew up gave her empathy for the plight of the poor, especially rural poor. Through these experiences, she felt inspired by God to help them. This awakened in her the decision to devote herself entirely to the service of the people around her.

Podcast host Sr. Maxine Kollasch from A Nun’s Life Ministry welcomes Sister Michele Dvorak and Sister Connie Bach.  Listen as they address the topics: becoming a saint, let down by Lent, disbelievers called by God, boot camp for nuns.  A Nun’s Life Ministry is an online faith community and nonprofit ministry that reaches out with a pastoral presence to thousands of people worldwide each day.

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Today we received wonderful news.  The Vatican has announced that Blessed Catherine Kasper will become a saint!  Details when are not known yet as the Vatican and the bishop of Limburg will meet in May.  We could not have asked for a better gift for our 150th anniversary year in America!  

What a glorious day for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and all those who live Catherine’s charism and walk in her shoes!  Celebrate!