Sr. Maria Silva began working for a car dealership in the Bronx right out of high school. She was working her way through Fordham and studying to be a psychologist, hoping for a lucrative career. Instead, she became the youngest chief financial officer for the dealership at 23. In spite of great financial success, she felt drawn to the religious life.
PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of Catholics poured into the Pennsylvania Convention Center late Tuesday afternoon for the opening Mass of the World Meeting of Families, among them dozens of pilgrims from the Diocese of Phoenix.