Entrepreneurs of the Spirit

Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: St. Paul of the Cross

Hardworking. Patient. Grounded. St. Paul of the Cross is our featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit this week because he models the humility of working in the light of Christ’s great work: salvation on the Cross. A hardworking and talented student, a patient sufferer, and a grounded entrepreneur, St. Paul continues to communicate effectively to the …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Eric Dooley

Eric Dooley is the executive director of Catholify and a SENT Community member. Catholify is a ministry that seeks to embrace the ever-changing technology and use it to elevate the unchanging Truth of the Catholic Church. Through their app, Eric and his team have captured over 523 years’ worth of prayer and over 2M Rosaries prayed! …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Saint Clare of Assisi

Sharp. Intense. Obedient. St. Clare of Assisi, though not as well-known as her mentor and companion Francis, embodies the magnanimity and dedication of an Entrepreneur of the Spirit. Determined to pursue the path to which Christ invited her regardless of worldly pressures, Clare successfully began a community for women to enter cloistered religious life that …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Peter Atkinson

Peter Atkinson is the founder and CEO of The Merry Beggars – A Catholic theater organization working with artists to reveal the dignity of man. What inspired you to start The Merry Beggars? I moved to New York City to start graduate school at Columbia University in their MFA Acting program. Unfortunately, most of the …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: St. Jean Baptiste De La Salle

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle founded the Christian Brothers, which grew to educate and teach the faith to millions of students across the world. Perhaps you have heard of or seen a “De La Salle” school somewhere. This work, which has endured for over three centuries, began unexpectedly and in slow increments. Here we …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Brian Butler

Brian Butler is the founder of Dumb Ox Ministries— A organization that works with teens, young adults, and families, cultivating authentic masculinity and femininity through the lens of the St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Through integrated sexuality and prayerful community, Dumb Ox helps others prepare for, and pursue their unique vocations to …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: St. Teresa of Kolkata

Saint Teresa of Kolkata wasn’t just humble and kind. Her faith demanded a depth of courage few can fathom. She was bold, daring, and very much in the thick of it; she didn’t shirk the ugly realities of this world but carried the grotesquely abused and broken in her arms.  She wasn’t always welcome everywhere …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Saint Maximilian Kolbe

On August 14th we celebrated the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Many know of St. Maximilian Kolbe for his heroic offering to die in the place of another man at Auschwitz. But, did you know he is also the patron saint of entrepreneurs? As a Franciscan friar in German-occupied Poland during World War II, Fr. …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Dorothy Day

Sometimes, we can idealize the saints and think it’s impossible to aspire to their level of holiness. But the call to holiness is universal—meaning that each person is created to become a saint. This goal is attainable with the help of God’s grace.  Dorothy Day, who is now in the process of canonization, understood this …

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Featured Entrepreneur of the Spirit: Scott Weeman

Scott founded Catholic in Recovery after his own personal battle with addiction, where he found healing, support, and new life through the help of a recovery program and the grace of the Sacraments. Ever since his own journey toward recovery, Scott has devoted himself to providing the support and resources necessary to help others who …

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