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Lauren Adderly

Hospitality and Honeybees: Worker Bees Inspire Catholic Worker

Casa Juan Diego’s hospitality has been stretched to new limits in recent months as we welcomed a colony of honeybees to make themselves at home in our garden. The ecological importance of bees is undisputed, but so are the heart-wrenching obstacles to their survival. An absence of honeybees and their pollination work would greatly destabilize… continue reading

Native Footsteps: Along the Path of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Native Footsteps: Along the Path of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Edited by Mark G. Thiel and Christopher Vecsey. Paper.  Marquette University Press and the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, 2012. Reviewed by Lauren Adderly I met Kateri Tekakwitha three years ago. Her story of courage, faith, and holiness captured my heart while I was living as… continue reading

Mary, Model of Hospitality

Lauren, a recent graduate from Villanova University, is a Catholic Worker in Houston. At the Annunciation, Mary responded to Gabriel’s announcement of her role in salvation history with perfect humility, wisdom, and faith, saying, “Be it done unto me according to thy word.” With that statement, she offered herself as the vessel that would shelter,… continue reading