Our patroness for generosity, Katharine’s parents were generous from the start, opening the doors of their Philadelphia home to the poor every week. When her father died leaving a fortune of approx. $400 million to be shared with her sisters after a number of charitable donations were made, she committed herself to the care of the Native Americans and African-Americans living in the southwestern United States. She had several suitors but decided that Jesus was her one, true love establishing the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
In honor of her generosity and this season of Lent, you might talk to your family or LF group about what aspect of almsgiving you might undertake as a reflection of St. Katharine’s own love for the poor.