Former prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, served some 300 homeless at a lunch with Pope Francis at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C., after his historic address to Congress.
According to the Adrian Dominican Sisters' blog, Sister Markham will also be a guest of a Holy See diplomat in New York City for the pope's address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Sept. 25. And following the U.N. event, Sister Markham will be with Catholic Charities of New York City for the pope's visit to Our Lady of Queen of Angels School in East Harlem to spend time with immigrants and refugees of the school and its parish.
Sister Markham said being at these events was a “thrilling and moving experience” and that it was an “incredible day” that brought together the Catholic Church and the U.S. government so powerfully.
Discover more about Sister Markham, the first female president of Catholic Charities USA in this SpiritCitings blog post from Jan. 15.
View Pope Francis' speech to Catholic Charities USA from CBS here.