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203 pages — Trade Paperback, 5.5" x 8.25"
2nd ed., Madonna House Publications, 1988
This is Catherine de Hueck Doherty’s adventure-packed life story—the story of “God’s own tumbleweed, blowing through the world, wherever the breath of the Holy Spirit may send her.”
Eddie Doherty vividly portrays Catherine's early life in Russia, her harrowing escape to freedom during the Revolution, her life as a refugee in North America, and finally her call to live the gospel in the lay apostolate and her founding of Friendship House, precursor to Madonna House.
In his long career as an ace newspaper reporter and best-selling author, Eddie Doherty has touched the hearts of thousands with his gifted reporter’s flair for words—and his lively and irresistable writing style seasoned with wit and humour. A father who suffered the tragic deaths of two wives, Eddie grew determined to help others grasp how even this world's harshest sorrows can be resplendent with Christ’s light. Having met Catherine de Hueck at her mission in Harlem, Eddie later married and co-founded the world-wide Madonna House Apostolate with her. In his later years, he was ordained a priest in the Melkite Catholic Church.