A turning point in her life came when she saw the first photographs of Earth from outer space. It was the beginning of a new vocation in environmental ministry.
As a teenager, moved by the poverty in the world, he joined an association called “Open Hands,” collecting rubbish to raise funds for the Third World.
During the Nazi occupation Bishop Gojdic was outspoken in defense of the Jews. But with the end of the war German occupation gave way to that of the Soviets.
While Sr. Maria moved between both worlds, she soon found her special mission in forming the social conscience of her wealthy students.
There was nothing inherently corrupt in creation; it was only through the distortion of sin that human beings lost their “likeness to God.”
His beliefs were tested in 1965 when he addressed an open letter to military chaplains who had publicly condemned conscientious objectors as cowards.
Guilty of nothing other than “praying while black,” these martyrs highlighted the enduring stain of racism.
Before long drink had become the primary focus of his life. All the wages he earned . . . went to support his addiction.
Margaret Anna Cusack, a Poor Clare in Ireland, became widely known as “the Nun of Kenmare” for her prophetic writings on issues of her day.
Over time Mary received many such mystical experiences, some ecstatic and others accompanied by deep suffering.