A Servant of Slaves The Life of Henriette Delille

A Servant of Slaves The Life of Henriette Delille


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Author: William Kelley

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.

Henriette Delille yearned to help the poorest of the poor in antebellum New Orleans. She attempted to join several charitable religious orders, but was turned away because of her “Negro blood.” Taking fate into her own hands, she co-founded the Sisters of the Holy Family, an order that for over a century has led the fight to improve living conditions for African American. Henriette’s astonishing and inspirational story is a testimony to how each one of us has the power to transform the world.

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