Thomas Merton – Catherine Doherty Cause for Canonization Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:04:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catherine and Thomas Merton Sun, 01 Jun 2008 16:00:20 +0000 One aspect of Catherine Doherty’s life of Gospel intensity concerns how she inspired others to love the Lord. Such influence is another indication of the love of God present in, and working through, her. It is my conviction that she had such an influence on Thomas Merton.]]> Poustinia: 30 years later and on into the 21st Century Tue, 01 Jun 2004 16:00:28 +0000 Catherine is probably best known, still today, for her book Poustinia. First published in 1975, it was the fruit of her mature life with God. It has inspired hundreds of thousands of people. The depth and power of the words in this book are a sign of God’s grace at work in her.]]> The Pastoral Relevance of Catherine’s Cause Sat, 01 Dec 2001 17:00:46 +0000 One of the questions I have been asking people is: “If Catherine was canonized, what would be the significance of her life for the Church today?” We have received many responses to this and other questions from Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Religious and Laity. What follows is my brief summary of some of the main replies to this question which highlight the pastoral relevance of her Cause in the minds of those who knew her or about her.]]>