Tag Archives: East and West

Does the Orthodox Church Canonize People?

Catherine Doherty wearing Russian pilgrim clothes.

Catherine Doherty wearing Russian pilgrim clothes.Because Catherine Doherty was reared in both the Orthodox and Catholic traditions, and because unity between these two great ancient traditions was one of her intense desires, Madonna House is sensitive to what the Orthodox Church’s (and more specifically the Russian Orthodox Church’s) approach is to this whole question of the canonization of saints.

Unity in Diversity

When the Lord desires to create a new community, he usually speaks to an individual—rather than to a committee! Since the Second Vatican Council a theology of founders and foundresses has developed.