It has been said that Blessed John Paul was the world’s most famous — and perhaps unlikely — soccer goalkeeper, but even he never participated in the Olympics.
But a speed-skating sister has. A speed-skating sister may seem like a novelty, but she is certainly a reminder that sports and Catholicism have much in common.
Sister Catherine Holum of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal in Leeds, England, represented the United States at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, when she was a teenager.
Her interest in competition came from her family.
“My mother, Dianne Holum, was an Olympic speed skater and Olympic speed-skating coach,” says Sister Catherine. “She has four Olympic...READ MORE