Sister Mary Patricia Brennan: An Interview

On April 1, 1923, a chubby baby girl was born to Laurence Vail and Magdalena Noll Brennan. One week later, this auburn-haired child was baptized Catherine Esther at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in Covington, KY. She was named Catherine after her father’s only sister who died tragically at the age of seventeen and Esther because she was born on Easter Sunday. Occasionally her father called her Katie while the rest of her family members preferred Esther. Read more.