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    In the Face of Darkness

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    In the Face of Darkness:
    The Heroic Life and Holy Death of Mother Luisita

    by Sr. Timothy Marie Kennedy, O.C.D.

    In 1927, during the murderous anti-Catholic reign of Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles, Mother Luisita and two members of her Carmelite community cast off their religious habits, donned secular clothes, trembling all the while, started out on a perilous flight from the brutal, atheistic government intent on killing them.

    Neither their forced exile nor those death squads broke these brave nuns, suddenly thrust into the barren American Southwest. For in addition to the meager possessions they carried with them, they bore deep within their hearts a confident love of Jesus as well as a devotion to that principle by which Mother Luisita had directed their steps: "Adelante! Onward! God will Provide!"

    Strangers in a strange land they were now... but not for long!

    "In this fine book, Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D., sets Mother Luisita's witness in the context of the reign of terror that drove faithful Catholics underground and eventually forced thousands to take refuge in the United States. She writes with a novelist's ear for dialogue and an eye for detail. Her storytelling brings out her complex human character and the times she lived in. This book is hagiography for our times, the way it should be written. I have come to see Mother Luisita as a saint sent to the Church in the Americas especially for these times."
    Archbishop Jose Gomez
    Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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    The Heroic Life and Holy Death of Mother Luisita

    by Sr. Timothy Marie Kennedy, O.C.D.

    In 1927, during the murderous anti-Catholic reign of Mexican president Plutarco Elias Calles, Mother Luisita and two members of her Carmelite community cast off their religious habits, donned secular clothes, trembling all the while, started out on a perilous flight from the brutal, atheistic government intent on killing them.

    Neither their forced exile nor those death squads broke these brave nuns, suddenly thrust into the barren American Southwest. For in addition to the meager possessions they carried with them, they bore deep within their hearts a confident love of Jesus as well as a devotion to that principle by which Mother Luisita had directed their steps: "Adelante! Onward! God will Provide!"

    Strangers in a strange land they were now... but not for long!

    "In this fine book, Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D., sets Mother Luisita's witness in the context of the reign of terror that drove faithful Catholics underground and eventually forced thousands to take refuge in the United States. She writes with a novelist's ear for dialogue and an eye for detail. Her storytelling brings out her complex human character and the times she lived in. This book is hagiography for our times, the way it should be written. I have come to see Mother Luisita as a saint sent to the Church in the Americas especially for these times."
    Archbishop Jose Gomez
    Archdiocese of Los Angeles