Friday, May 06, 2011

Mary Virginia Merrick-- one of the greatest women you've never heard of

Mary Virginia Merrick, known as Miss Mary to her many friends wanted to be a nun but after a terrible accident left her in a wheelchair she found another way to serve Jesus. She founded the Christ Child Society and helped untold numbers of poor kids get a meal, a respite from the city, shoes and a safe place to stay. She died in 1955, after years of pain and grace. Her cause for cannonization has recently been opened.