At 15, she was married to her cousin, Baron Boris de Hueck, an arranged marriage. During World War I, they both served in the army, he an officer and she a nurse. She was decorated for bravery under fire. As Russia collapsed, the couple returned to St. Finding refuge in England, Catherine was received into the Catholic Church. Raised Orthodox, she had been taught by Catholic nuns at an early age.

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You may not have Christ in a homeless person at your door, but you may have a little child. If you have a child, your duty of the moment may be to change a dirty diaper. So you do it. But you don't just change that diaper, you change it to the best of your ability, with great love for both God and that child There are all kinds of good Catholic things you can do, but whatever they are, you have to realize that there is always the duty of the moment to be done.

And it must be done, because the duty of the moment is the duty of God. People thus united are transparent, and it is in those depths that one finds, I repeat, the foundation of sobornost… of unity. We should be absolutely sure of this truth, and we should keep this cross hidden and not place it on the shoulders of others.

It is our cross we have to carry. It is the one God has given us to go through into His resurrection. This is the one we should keep hidden. But there are crosses and crosses, some of our own making. These we should immediately discard. Some permitted by God for our sanctification. These we can share for they are also for the sanctification of others.

True, we can help to carry other people's crosses and they can help to carry our crosses, but the operative word is "hidden. Then we become a light to our neighbour's feet because we become an icon of Christ—shining! All Quotes Add A Quote. Books by Catherine de Hueck Doherty. Poustinia ratings. Sobornost 26 ratings. Fragments of My Life 26 ratings. Strannik 28 ratings. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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A pioneer of social justice and a renowned national speaker, Doherty was also a prolific writer of hundreds of articles, best-selling author of dozens of books, and a dedicated wife and mother. Her cause for canonization as a saint is under consideration by the Catholic Church. Her parents, Fyodor and Emma Thomson Kolyschkine, belonged to the minor nobility and were devout members of the Russian Orthodox Church who had their child baptized in St. Petersburg on September 15, She was not baptized on the same day that she was born because her mother was worried she might get a disease as she had been born on a train. Schooled abroad due to her father's job, she had an exposure to the Catholic Church in the form of her schooling in Alexandria Egypt where her father, an aristocrat, had been posted by the government.


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Sold by: Amazon. Skip to main content Catherine de Hueck Doherty. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Catherine Kolyschkine was born into an aristocratic family in Russia in , and baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church.


Catherine de Hueck Doherty

Catherine was born in Russia on August 15, , to parents of deep Christian faith, who also communicated to her an extraordinary love for the poor. She is baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church, but eventually, in in England, she will ask to be formally received into the Roman Catholic Church. Over her lifetime, she will integrate both of these great Christian traditions within her own spirituality. When she is fifteen, she marries her cousin, the wealthy aristocrat Boris de Hueck.

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