Catherine Macora grew up mainly in Austin, Texas, though she also lived in Europe and other US states due to her father’s military career. This was a providential beginning to her later missionary lifestyle. She is one of five siblings and her oldest brother is a Franciscan priest who has served in Jerusalem. A graduate of the University of Texas, Catherine worked in public relations and marketing in Houston and London for 10 years before deciding to consecrate her life to Christ in Regnum Christi on September 5, 1996. During her more than 25 years of consecrated life, she has worked in Regnum Christi schools in Spain and the USA, as well as in youth formation and mission programs in Chicago from 2007-2009. She has given spiritual guidance and formation to all ages but predominantly young adults and married women. Catherine spent many years caring for her elderly and infirm parents, Stan and Esther, before they were called to their eternal rest. Catherine recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Christian Wisdom at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. Currently she teaches a Sacred Scripture course at the School of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelization at USML in Mundelein.