It has been said that if you are not being opposed in some way that you are probably not doing what you should be doing. The reason for this, unfortunately, is that it is not very likely that everyone is ever going to be in favor of doing the right thing. There will always be people who are against the right path to be pursued.
As Jesus noted, first, we are called to take up our cross daily and follow Him (Lk 9:23). And second, He said that if the world persecuted Him, it would persecute His disciples (Jn 15:20). Let's look at a saint who knew opposition and shows us how to deal with it.
A Wealthy Young Heiress
Discerning the Religious Life
Answering the Bishop's Request
Opposition to the School
Staying the Course
It is encouraging to meet some opposition in your work...It is appropriate for a Convent of the Blessed Sacrament - Christ dwelling within us - and the School of the Immaculate Mother, to have people of the city to have no room for our precious Charge. They say, "There is another place on the City's outskirts," for our educational work. How truly was the Cave of Bethlehem the great educator of the World! This was indeed the School of the Immaculate Mother.
Learn More About St. Katharine Drexel
If you would like to learn more about St. Katharine Drexel, the biography by Cheryl Hughes is a great place to start. It is an excellent biography that helps you to understand the personal, intellectual, and religious motivations that helped her become a saint.
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Image: St. Katharine Drexel
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