The author of Saint Everywhere is answering the call from fans for more reports from her quest to learn from some quietly extraordinary women--and a man or two--who have changed the world. Mary Lea Carroll travels to shrines and hometowns to learn about such amazing people as Saint Marie of Quebec, who founded the first girls' school in the New World; philanthropist-turned-saint Katherine Drexel of Philadelphia; Saint Brigid, a patron saint of Ireland; Sudanese native Saint Josephine Bakhita, who ended up living in Venice, Italy; and Pierre Touissant, the 19th-century slave-turned-hairdresser in New York City who is in the process of being canonized. In between her travels, Mary Lea connects with everyday heroes she encounters in her daily life, all inspiring her to continue her own journey to be a better citizen of the world.
About the Author
Mary Lea Carroll is the author of Saint Everywhere, a PEOPLE Pick. Before raising children, she worked in travel, in the theater, and in Hollywood. While raising her children, she taught children's creative writing and helped her husband in his motion-picture advertising business. A storyteller and a contributor to the book Hometown Pasadena and a graduate of San Francisco State, she is a lifelong resident of Pasadena, California.