Sr. Maria Catherine, OPJun 1, 2023
You Set a Table Before Me
The Teenage Witch Who Became a Dominican Sister
New Books Network 2023
Sr Maria Catherine was looking for Truth in the wrong places when she started practicing witchcraft as girl. But she found her way out of the darkness and into the Dominican Order; today she teaches theology and literature at JSerra High School in California. We talk about that journey and about the challenges facing young people today, the generation we are both teaching. In the second half of the program we talk about her favorite movie, which I just watched for the first time, Babette’s Feast.
- Babette’s Feast (Gabriel Axel, 1987) on Wikipedia and IMDB.
- Babette’s Feast trailer.
- Mark Le Fanu’s article: Babette’s Feast: “Mercy and Truth Have Met Together,” June 22, 2013, Criterion.com.
- Sr. Maria Catherine on the faculty page at JSerra High School.
- Sr. Maria Catherine on the JSerra Podcast.
- Sr. Maria Catherine on the Lumen Ecclesia podcast.
- Rich Meyer, director of JSerra High School, on Almost Good Catholics, episode 45: Education in the World not of the World: A School Director and Father Talks about Forming the Whole Child
- Ronald Reagan’s joke about the atheist and the cook.
- King David, Psalm 23
Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of Medieval and Early Modern Europe; he is also the host of the 'Almost Good Catholics' podcast.