Item description for A Servant of Slaves: The Life of Henriette Delille by William Kellye, William Kelley & William Kelly...
Overview Born in the racist antebellum South, Henriette DeLille felt a lifelong calling to serve the poor but could not enter a holy order because she was an octoroon, part African American.
Publishers Description Oscar-winning writer William Kelley offers the story of a woman who overcame racial prejudice to start a religious ministry that continues today. An inspirational story of the power of one individual of faith to transform the world.
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Studio: Crossroad General Interest
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher Crossroad General Interest
ISBN 0824519981 ISBN13 9780824519988
Availability 0 units.
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A JOY TO READ Feb 15, 2003
Bill Kelley has done it again, writing a book that is tender, yet fast-paced and entertaining. For his first foray into historical fiction he does a fantastic job of taking the reader back to early 19th century New Orleans, and into the life of a true saint, Henriette Delille. The story is told from various points of view over several decades and Kelley does an amazing job of weaving characters voices together in one fluid story. Henriette Delille searched out and cared for abandoned slave women, while at the same time paving the way for women of color to be accepted as nuns and recognized by the Catholic church. I read it in one sitting and was near tears by the end. If you want to read something uplifting, get this book!