That Place Called Home: A Sister of Mercy, My Daughter, and the Journey of a Lifetimeby Mary Ann Logiudice, Paul Grondahl
That Place Called Homeis a first person account of a Sister of Mercy who was allowed by her order to adopt an orphaned baby. That the child was diagnosed as HIV+ makes the story even more special. The book is an extraordinarily inspiring account of motherhood, and reveals how, in our search for love and belonging, we may end up finding family in the most unexpected places.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sister Mary Ann LoGiudice is executive of Community Maternity Services – an agency for pregnant teenagers under the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, New York. She was one of the first nuns to adopt a child, not to mention that the child was HIV positive. Sister Mary Ann is a member of the Sisters of Mercy and she lives in Albany, NY.
Paul Grondahl is a feature writer for the Albany Times Union in Albany, New York and author of Mayor Corning, A Political Biography. His features have received numerous local, state, and national journalism awards. He resides in Albany, NY with his wife and two young children.
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This story is a quick read--the first time. I've been drawn back to a second and third re-reading. Who would have ever thought a Roman Catholic Sister of Mercy would become the legal mother of a small girl with AIDS? It almost seemed predestined that they meet and their lives intertwine. As you read, tears will well up in your eyes--of compassion, of sadness, of humor. Truly a book that 'lights up' one's spirit.