“Be Centered in Christ and Not in Self” by Sr. Angelyn Dries, OSF
The story of the 100 years (1918–2018) of the Missionary Society of St. Columban is filled with adventure, stress and danger, with the humdrum of daily life, with martyrs (24 of them thus far, including Columban Sister Joan Sawyer), with innumerable personal and society global connections and issues, with men who went from the familiarity of daily life and people they knew to lands and people unknown to bring the good news. The story is charged with humor and courage, along with faith, hope and love. The book also tracks the growth of Catholic mission in the United States of America.
Angelyn Dries, OSF, a past president of the American Society of Missiology is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in St. Francis, Wisconsin. She is a professor emerita, Saint Louis University, Department of Theological Studies.