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Page6 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 1,2013 Saint Katharine Drexel by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari Katharine was born in Phil- adelphia on November 26, 1858; the second child of investment banker Francis Anthony Drexel and Hannah Langstroth. She was born into a family with great wealth; her father was an international banker. Katharine's mother died five weeks after giving birth to her youngest sister. Her father remarried Emma Bouvier in 1860. Emma, deeply aware of the poverty prevalent in their city, opened their home to the poor three days each week while her father spent half an hour each evening in deep prayer. Their example helped pave the way for Katharine to devote her life to the poor and give away millions of dollars on their behalf. A turning point in her life came when she nursed her stepmother Emma through a three-year termi- nal illness, the experience had a profound effect on her life. As a wealthy young woman, she made her social debut in 1879. Katharine and her family took a trip to the Western United States in 1884; it was there that she became aware of the plight and destitution of the Native Americans. She later visited the Dakotas, met the Sioux leader Red Cloud and began her aid to Native American missions. This was the beginning of her lifelong personal and financial sup- port of numerous missions and missionaries in the United States. After her father's death in 1886, Katherine and her two sisters contributed money to help the St. Francis Mission on South Dakota's Rosebud Reservation. Kltharine took spiritual direction for many years from Iather James O'Connor, a priest in Philadelphia and famiy friend who later was appointed vicar apostolic of Nebraska. Katharine wrote him and expressed her desire to join a contempla- tive order, Bishop O'Connor suggested, "Wait a while longer. Wait and pray." It was on her trip to Europe in 1887 that she had a pri- vate audience with Pope Leo XIII, when she asked him to send missionaries to Wyoming, the Pope suggested that she herself should become a missionary, his response served as a catalyst, getting her to consider the possibility. In May' 1889, she entered the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Pittsburgh to begin her six-month postulancy. Her deci- sion rocked Philadelphia social circles. Newspapers car- ried the story of the socialite who entered religious life, giving up millions. In 1891, she established the Sisters of the Blessed Sac- , rament. Sister Katharine and her first band of nuns opened a boarding school in Santa Fe. Katharine was advised by Mother Cabrini about getting her Order's Rule approved in Rome. By 1942, she had established Catholic schools for African Americans in 13 states, plus 50 miss:ions for Native Americans in 16 states including Xavier University in New Orleans, the first Catholic university in the United States for African Americans. At 77 she suffered a heart attack and was forced to retire. She spent the next 20 years of her life in quiet intense prayer from a small room overlooking the chapel sanctu- ary. Small notebooks and slips of paper record her various prayers, continuous aspirations and meditations. She died on March 3, 1955 at the age of 96. Mother Drexel was can- onized on October I, 2000 by Pope John Paul II. Her Feast day is celebrated on March 3 rd. "Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul." -- Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain POST-GAZETTE EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE is NOW OPEN MARIE MATARESE 35 Bennington Street, East Boston 617.227.8929 TUES. 10:00 A.M. - 3.00 P.M. THURS. 11 :O0 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. ACCEPTING Advertisements | General Advertisements * Sales and Rentals I Memorials Legals I ADVERTISING WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Mayor Menino Is Calling Aft Boston Greenovators! Nominations Open for Mayor's 2013 Greenovate Boston Awards Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Mayor's Greenovate Boston Awards, which recognize local sustainability leaders in three different categories: Business, Resi- dential and Sustainable Food Leadership. Nominations are due March 22. "Through Greenovate Boston, the City of Boston continues to work closely with our residents, business and institutions to make Boston the greenest city in the country," Mayor Menino said. "I look forward every year to celebrating the impressive work of our local environmental leaders and telling their story." Previously called the Mayor's Green Awards, this year's awards will reflect the adoption of Greenovate Boston, a collective movement and innovative approach to con- nect and motivate residents and businesses to help reach Mayor Menino's goal of reduc- ing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. The awards are in their seventh year and the Mayor will present them this spring at the Greenovate Boston Forum, bringing together residents and stake- holders to establish a shared vision for the future of the Greenovate Boston movement. "The Mayor's Greenovate Boston Awards are just one way of recognizing and support- ing our sustainability leaders," said Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy. "Greenovate Boston will further connect and engage the Boston community by creating a one-stop-shop for sustainability resources as well as a platform for empowering individu- als, businesses and organizations to Greenovate throughout the community." The Greenovate Boston Awards recognize leaders in Boston's Business, Residential, and Sustainable Food categories. The Busi- ness awards recognize leaders from the com- mercial and non-profit sectors, as well as academic, cultural and healthcare institu- tions. Awards will be given to entities that demonstrate extraordinary performance re- garding sustainability such as employee en- gagement, operations, renewable energy, storm water management and innovation. The Mayor's Greenovate Residential Awards honor residents that are committed to Greenovating in their home and through- out their community. This year, awards will be given in the categories of Leadership, Energy, Alternative Transportation, Green Gardens and Trailblazer. Nominees may be an individual, a condominium association, a residential building owner or property man- ager or other organization that is responsible for residential buildings or spaces. The Mayor's Sustainable Food Awards will celebrate two leaders in the field of sustain- able and healthy foods: those who provide our community with good food and those who pro- vide a service in the sustainable and healthy food industry. Mayor Menino's annual Bike Friendly Busi- ness Awards are also now open for nomina- tions. These awards recognize companies that incorporate bike-friendly practices that encourage their employees or customers to ride their bikes. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be distributed at a special cer- emony with Mayor Menino where the win- ner will receive a certificate and a "Bike Friendly Business" sticker to proudly display in their business. To submit your Greenovate Boston Awards nominations, visit the Mayor's Greenovate Boston Award's website at www.cityof boston.gov / environmentalandenergy / greenovateawards. For the Bike Friendly Busi- ness Awards, please visit www.cityofboston. gov / bikes / bikebusiness /. Award winners from last year represented all of Boston. Highlights include the Boston Cab Association's all hybrid fleet, 81 Brent Street in Dorchester for constructing a LEED Platinum home, Boston University's focus on locally sourced food and a Jamaica Plain busi- ness called Fresh Hair for its eco-friendly services and energy reduction steps. CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Money under mattress, e.g. 6. Convex and used for cooking 9. Practice in the ring 13. Male contessa 14. "A likely story!" 15. Pipsqueak 16. Run of the law 17. George Gershwin's brother 18. Speak like Pericles 19. *"Chariots of Fire" sport 21. *Mr. Miyagrs sport 23. Sticky stuff 24. Not a hit 25. Writing point of pen 28. Comfy spot 30. Agitated 35. In a frenzy 37. To buy something "for a __ 39. Stallion's cry 40. What Simple Simon wanted to taste 41. Glorify 43. Expunge 44. 0pen-mouthed 46. Time for eggnog 47. Son of Aphrodite 48. *Manny Pacquiao's sport 50. At a great distance 52. Lusitania's last call 53. 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