Katie van Schaijik (USA)
Mother of five and grandmother of three, she has been reflecting on the mystery of love and marriage since the beginning of her courtship with her Dutch husband, Jules, in the mid-80’s, when she first encountered John Paul II’s thought in a philosophy class at Franciscan University. It remained the focus of her interest through three years of graduate studies at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein and 30 years of marriage. She has given talks and published articles in various Catholic forums, including National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, and Crisis Magazine.
In 2007 she and Jules founded the Personalist Project, a website dedicated to engaging the wider culture with the insights of Christian personalism, where she has published hundreds of posts drawing out the implications of the Church’s “turn toward subjectivity” in the modern world.