The St. Catherine of Siena Society
One significant way you can help ensure Renewal Ministries’ continued work of Catholic Renewal and Evangelization is to designate us as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Those who let us know they have remembered Renewal Ministries in this way have the opportunity to become members of the St. Catherine of Siena Society.
Members receive a personalized gift of recognition and gratitude and a complimentary set of Ralph Martin’s CDs on St. Catherine’s life and teachings.
As St. Catherine of Siena famously said, “Be who you were meant to be, and you will set the world on fire.” A gift to Renewal Ministries through the St. Catherine of Siena Society ensures that fire will continue to blaze for future generations!
Whether you have already named Renewal Ministries as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you intend to name Renewal Ministries in your will or trust, or you simply would like more information regarding the St. Catherine of Siena Society, email Heather Schultz at [email protected].
Why St. Catherine of Siena?
She embodies Renewal Ministries’ mission in so many ways: She was deeply contemplative and deeply charismatic. She communed continually with God in prayer and received amazing wisdom and insight from Him, and at the same time prophesied to the pope, cast out demons, healed the sick, and called many to repentance and a life of holiness. She lived at a time of great crisis for the Church—with competing claimants to the papacy and the legitimate pope living in fear and subservient to the French political powers in Avignon, France. When she arrived in the papal court, she smelled the “stench of sin.” She even wrote passionately about the horror of homosexuality among the clergy and cowardly bishops who transferred offending clerics to other assignments without appropriate discipline. Her passion for the Lord and the renewal of the Church, combined with her deeply contemplative and charismatic ministry, is inspiring to us. And so the name!