Catherine Doherty’s enthralling and inspiring personal autobiography!
Intensely personal experiences forged Catherine Doherty’s heart and spirit—as a child living in exotic places, as a youth caught up in the Russian Revolution, as a young woman struggling as a refugee in foreign lands.
Catherine can be said to have ‘done it all’ but, unlike many, she ‘did it all’ for Christ and in some of the most unlikely places—and ways! How, why and where she did it are breathtakingly revealed in Fragments of My Life. The pace of her life never lets up.
The reader meets a woman of joy, humor, suffering and sheer exuberance, who shares, in a conversational and very personal way, her painful, growing experiences as a disciple who attempts to live the Gospel.
Fragments of My Life is really a love story—the story of young love, mature love; love of God and people, person by person. The telling is itself an act of love, uttered in trust, but not without risk. Catherine Doherty emerges from these pages as a woman to contend with, a heroic Christian example for our times.
This handsomely set new edition features 40 photos from Catherine’s life, many of which are presented here for the first time in print.
About the Author, Catherine Doherty
Catherine Doherty used her heritage as a Russian Christian as a matrix for responding to the needs of Christian life and work in the modern world. Her own personal pilgrimage led her to be “poor with the poor Christ” in the slums of Toronto and in Harlem; and later to the establishing of the world-wide Madonna House Apostolate. A dedicated wife and mother, Catherine was also a prolific writer of hundreds of articles, a best-selling author of dozens of books, a renowned national speaker, and a pioneer of social justice. Catherine Doherty’s cause for canonization as a saint is now under consideration by the Catholic Church.