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Subject Area: Companions

Mystery Benefactor: The Story of a Generous Soul

The story of Anna Kurzweil, a dreamer, diarist, poet, and world traveler with a missionary’s heart, who abandoned youthful hopes for the convent to care for her elderly mother, and who spun a fortune from a public school teacher’s salary of less than $20,000 a year, is a twist on the scriptural story of the widow’s mite.

The Sacrament of the Moment

Fr. Paul Schott, SJ, learned early on in his 97 years that much of life is out of our control. He was just starting sophomore year of college in New Orleans when the attack on Pearl Harbor dragged the U.S. into World War II.