The Word Among Us

Easter 2022 Issue

Give Them God

The Complex but Fruitful Life of Catherine Doherty

By: Ann Bottenhorn

Give Them God: The Complex but Fruitful Life of Catherine Doherty by Ann Bottenhorn

The young woman lifted her head. Tantalizing dreams of choice foods had yielded to equally enticing thoughts of suicide, which now seemed almost a friend and a mercy. Finally, she uttered a prayer: “God, if you save me from this, in some sort of way, I will offer my life to you.” Then she collapsed, unconscious on the cottage floor, very nearly another victim of the Bolsheviks’ annihilation of the Russian nobility.

Riches to Rags. Catherine Kolyschkine had been born into wealth and privilege at the end of the nineteenth century. Traveling the world...


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