Radical Saints: Katharine Drexel
Born November 26, 1858, in the United States | Died March 3, 1955, in the United States
Canonized October 1, 2000 | Feast Day: March 3
Katharine’s Radical Gift
St. Katharine Drexel was raised in a loving family that had plenty of money and philanthropic spirit. But when Katharine’s request for missionaries was answered by the suggestion that she become one herself, she discerned and gave a radical yes.
Radical Saints: Jacinta Marto
Born March 11, 1910, in Portugal | Died February 20, 1920, in Portugal
Canonized May 13, 2017 | Feast Day: February 20
Jacinta’s Radical Gift
Having seen a vision of hell, St. Jacinta offered up lunches, persecution by those who doubted the children of Fátima, and other penances to keep others from suffering.
Radical Saints: Teresa of Calcutta
Born August 26, 1910, in North Macedonia | Died September 5, 1997, in India
Canonized September 4, 2016 | Feast Day: September 5
Teresa’s Radical Gift
Mother Teresa was a radical truth speaker—whether it was delivering an anti-abortion lecture as part of her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, telling the United Nations that holiness is not a luxury of the few, or replying, “Find your own Calcutta” to a high school student who wanted to know how to be like her.