Join Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC, for frank and honest conversations on living your faith every day. Using powerful stories, Sister Geralyn will challenge you to be the individual God has called you to be. An educator for more than 30 years, Sister Geralyn is the Director of Formation for Wives in the Permanent Diaconate Program and the Wide Area Network Coordinator for the Diocese of Harrisburg.
In the start of a new series, Sister Geralyn, SCC, discusses how when we pray the “Our Father” we deepen the reality that we are called into a relationship within a family, a global family, gathered around together sitting at a table called the Eucharist. Learn more in this episode of “Musings from a Catholic Evangelist.”
In the tenth of a multi-part series, Sister Geralyn, SCC, introduces us to an individual who did ordinary things in an extraordinary manner and who forever shaped our diocese by her love of God: Mary Moriarty Brindle. Mary was the 15-year-old daughter of an Irish immigrant father and a Philadelphia Presbyterian mother who were all probably among the original settlers of Mechanicsburg and was the only Catholic in town. Learn more in this episode of “Musings from a Catholic Evangelist.”
In the ninth of a multi-part series, Sister Geralyn, SCC, introduces us to Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt (June 3, 1817 – April 30 1881). In 1840, she began a kindergarten for children ages 2-6 whose parents were employed in local factories. In 1842, she also established a school for the blind. Thus, education became the primary work of the Congregation of the Sisters of Christian Charity that she founded in 1849. Learn more in this episode of “Musings from a Catholic Evangelist.”
In the eighth of a multi-part series, Sister Geralyn, SCC, introduces us to Prince Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (December 22, 1770 – May 6, 1840). Prince Gallitzin was an emigre Russian aristocrat and Catholic priest. He was the first Catholic priest who was educated and ordained from the Baltimore seminary. Learn more in this episode of “Musings from a Catholic Evangelist.”
In the seventh of a multi-part series, Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC, introduces us to Servant of God Dorothy Day. Dorothy Day was an American journalist, social activist, and Catholic convert. She later became a key figure in the Catholic Worker movement and earned a national reputation as a political radical, perhaps the most famous radical in the American Catholic Church history. Learn more in this episode of “Musings from a Catholic Evangelist.”