“Dramas of faith, of conversions, of miracles…A modern spiritual classic.” — Spiritual Book News
Catherine Doherty believed that stories help us to understand the deep truths about life, because they are closer to life than mere ‘ideas’. Gathered here are three types of parables, or stories that reveal the mysterious presence of God in the persons and events.
In her ‘Pilgrim Stories,’ Catherine brings us around the fireside of her childhood home in the Russia of old, where she sat wide-eyed at the feet of holy pilgrims who had knocked on her parents’ door asking for food and shelter on their way to and from shrines.
In her ‘Blue Door Stories’, Catherine shows how our very ordinary life witnesses to Christ and changes the world through this witnessing, through stories of faith-building incidents from her years as a pioneer of the lay apostolate.
Finally, her ‘How Stories’ show us the fruits of Catherine’s powerful imagination, brought forth in parables which symbolize the eternal truths of the spiritual life.
This new edition includes four new stories and beautiful folk art illustrations.
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.