Saints of Molokai

Saints of Molokai

by Maryanne Raphael

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Saints of Molokai by Maryanne Raphael

Saints of Molokai is the true story of brave men and women, victims of Leprosy (now called Hansen's Disease) who managed to survive isolation, being deprived of regular food, water, shelter and medicine even though many were deathly ill. The book tells of the tragic disease that attacked the beautiful Islands of Hawaii tearing families apart and destroying lives. Of the courageous men and women who sacrificed their lives going to care for their beloved one suffering with the disease.
The book describes Father Damien who cared for the patients like his own children and died of the disease, Mother Marianne and her Sisters who cared for them until her own death in the settlement and it ends when the laws of segregation are over and the exiles have to decide whether to stay in Kalaupapa or return to the world from which they came.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449575267
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

The oldest of ten children, she grew up in the small Appalachian village of Waverly, Ohio (named for Sir Walter Scott's WAVERLY NOVELS.) She was constantly writing plays for all of her siblings to perform.
Her first rejection slip (from St. Anthony's Messenger) arrived when she was five years old. She had talked her grandfather into typing and mailing her story, Pray for the Wanderer. He told her a rejection slip proved she was a writer. She had written something and sent it out. That was all she had to do to be a writer. Twenty-five years later, she sold a revised version of that original short story to Catholic Digest.
At Ohio University where she majored in Creative Writing and Romance Languages, she was editor of Sphere, the literary magazine.. When she graduated, she won a scholarship to the Sorbonne in Paris. Her auto-biographical novel, UNE ANNEE A PARIS won first place from the Alliance Francaise.
After France, she went to the Caribbean where she met and married Lennox Raphael, a Trinidadian writer. They traveled together through four continents.. Their son Raphael was born in New York City.
Maryanne taught at Ohio University, the New School for Social Research in New York City, and at the University of Hawaii. She was an editor at Prentice Hall and Woman's Day Magazine.
Her first book RUNAWAYS, AMERICA'S LOST YOUTH (co-author Jenifer Wolf) (Preface Anais Nin) was republished by Authors Guild BACKINPRINT. She became a Co-Worker of Mother Teresa's and published MOTHER TERESA, CALLED TO LOVE. Then she published THE MAN WHO LOVED FUNERALS, ALEXANDRIA (co-author Patricia Walden), ALONG CAME A SPIDER, A PERSONAL LOOK AT MADNESS and ANAIS NIN, THE VOYAGE WITHIN.
Maryanne and Lennox wrote GARDEN OF HOPE, Autobiography of a Marriage, beginning it when they were a loving couple and finishing it after their divorce. Their son Raphael wrote the introduction. The book won first place as an unpublished memoir at the San Diego Awards ceremony.
What Mother Teresa Taught Me was published in September 2007 by St. Anthony's Messenger Press, the company that gave her her first rejection slip.

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