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They Called Her the Baroness: The Life of Catherine De Hueck Doherty [Paperback]

By Lorene Hanley Duquin (Author)
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Pages   334
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.22" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.91 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2000
Publisher   Alba House
ISBN  0818908270  
EAN  9780818908279  


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Living the Gospel without compromise and reaching out where there was need shaped the life of the woman they called "the Baroness." They Called Her The Baroness - the first professionally researched biography of Catherine Doherty. Born at the turn of the century into the wealth and luxury of Russian nobility, condemned to death during the Bolshevik Revolution, an immigrant to North America, friend of the rich and famous, victim of an unhappy marriage and divorce, foundress of the Friendship Houses in America and the Madonna Houses throughought the world given to serving the poor, a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement and a woman passionately in love with God, Catherine de Hueck Doherty remains an enigma years after her death. Considered a saint by some (her cause for canonization is under consideration) and a charlatan by others, hers is an undeniably extraordinary story. Catherine believed that the only hope for the salvation of the world was love, the kind of love that would stamp out pride, greed and selfishness, a love that would heal and restore emotionally battered people. Her life knew this need. At the start of the Great Depression, her 'arranged' marriage ended after years of emotional abuse. Searching for deeper meaning, she moved into the slums of Toronto to work for the poor. A cleric sabotaged the effort. Her only child rebelled and ran away from home. She hovered on the brink of suicide, but found the courage to start again and became a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1940's. Catherine served as a freelance journalist in Europe during the Spanish Civil War and at the start of World War II. In 1943, she married a celebrated Chicago newspaper columnist. When her friends and followers rejected her vision of the future, she moved to the back woods of Canada and started the first Madonna House. They are now found on five continents. A powerful lecturer and award winning author, her more than 30 books blend a profound spirituality of the East and West. When two russion icons were installed in the Madonna House Chapel in Combermere, Catherine exclaimed: "Perhaps [God] wanted a humble little bridge between the Latin and Eastern rites. For...here were the Lord, Christ of Russia, and [his mother] coming into our chapel... dedicated to the reunion of East and West...bringing by their very presence...unity based on love, prayer, and an understanding of one another." Her whole life echoed this

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Living the Gospel without compromise and reaching out where there was need shaped the life of the woman they called "the Baroness." A Catholic Digest Book Club selection.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lorene Hanley Duquin is the mother of four adult children and Director of Parish Life at St. John the Baptist Church in Lockpot, New York. She has written books, articles, and pamphlets for Our Sunday Visitor.

Lorene Hanley Duquin currently resides in Williamsville, in the state of New York.

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From Russian rags to Spiritual riches!  Dec 1, 1999
Born at the turn of the century into the wealth and luxury of Russian nobility, condemned to death during the Bolshevik Revolution, an immigrant to North America, friend of the rich and famous, victim of an unhappy marriage and divorce, foundress of the Friendship Houses of America and the Madonna Houses throughout the world, a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement and a woman passionately in love with God, Catherine de Hueck Doherty remains an enigma ten years after her death. Considered a saint by some (her cause is under consideration) and a charlatan by others, hers is an undeniably extraordinary story.
 

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