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The John J. Wright Library at La Roche College is home to a diverse collection of more than 700 biographies and autobiographies of Catholic figures.  Included are volumes by or about priests, religious, and saints, as well as ordinary men and women identified as Catholics through our research. 


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Death of a Child / edited and introduced by Flannery O'Connor

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Written by a Dominican nun and introduced by Flannery O'Connor, Death  of a Child is the story of a young girl disfigured by cancer who, in her short life, demonstrated beautiful grace and a sense of purpose uncommon for a child her age.  Mary Ann Long came to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Free Cancer Home from Kentucky.  There among the older patients she shone like a ray of sunlight, encouraging them, assisting them, and accepting them despite their disease and disabilities.  Just prior to her death she was designated a Dominican tertiary.


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