The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

“Catena started Mother of Mercy with a small group of foreigners. He took on Nuban employees gradually. “There was nobody who could do anything,” he said. The war had closed most schools, and many of the local hires had no formal education. Others had grown up... Read more
Tom Catena, Aurora Prize Finalist

Tom Catena, Aurora Prize Finalist

Dr. Tom Catena was one of four finalists for the first Aurora Prize, presented last month in Yerevan, Armenia. The prize was given to Marguerite Barankitse, of Rwanda, “for the extraordinary impact she has had in saving thousands of lives and caring for orphans... Read more
Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

Nearly a year ago, filmmaker Kenneth A. Carlson showed Maria Shriver some of the footage he shot in Sudan’s mountains of Nuba, and talked with her about his college classmate Dr. Tom Catena. The conversation led Shriver to reflect upon how Dr. Catena is carrying... Read more