Sister Ignatia Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous (A Campion Book) by Mary C. Darrah

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Subjects:

  • Specific Groups - Special Needs,
  • Volunteer workers in rehabilit,
  • Gavin, Mary Ignatia,
  • Drug And Alcohol Abuse Treatment,
  • Specific Members Of Religious Congregations And Orders,
  • Women,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • United States,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Religious,
  • Volunteer workers in rehabilitation,
  • Alcoholics Anonymous,
  • Biography

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8181875M
ISBN 10082940712X
ISBN 109780829407129
OCLC/WorldCa24871002

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This is the story of Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin, a hospital admissions officer who courageously arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics when alcoholism was viewed as a weakness rather than a disease.

Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin epitomized the spirit of love, service, and honesty that today are the hallmarks of Alcoholics by: 5. It is written by a recovering woman who knew Sister Ignatia when the writer was a child.

She is open about her reverence and love of her subject. AA history is added in at the beginning in a general way, then as the book progressing into the specifics of Sister Ignatia's work, more details are given of AA history that were new to me/5.

Sister Mary Ignatia () Born Della Mary Gavin in in Ireland, Sister Ignatia worked with Dr. Bob to help admit alcoholics into St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, starting in She surmounted obstacles to personally care for thousands of alcoholics over the next several decades, both in Akron and later at St.

Vincent Charity. The initials R.H.S. carved in flowing script over the door ‘just happened’ to be the same as those of Dr.

Robert Holbrook Sister Ignatia died in Aprilshe was eulogized as a charming, radiant little woman with no other aspiration than to be a humble, dedicated and anonymous Sister of. Sister Ignatia is a very shy woman, frail, almost transparent. Yet she is firm and resolute, and energetic to the point where twenty-four hours is a short day.

Her much sought after anonymity was shattered early inwhen she was awarded the Catherine of Siena Medal by the theta Pi Alpha Sorority of National Catholic Women's Colleges. Sister Ignatia Her Talk At AA Convention Medical Meeting with Colonel Townes.

by History of Recovery | Jan 1, out of 5 stars 1. CD-ROM $ $ 5. $ shipping. Letters from Sister Mary Ignatia to her own mother [Leather Bound] by Greene, Mary Ignatia, Sister Goodreads Book reviews & recommendations: IMDb Movies, TV. On AugSister Ignatia Gavin, a frail but no-nonsense Catholic sister, was in charge of admissions at St.

Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, with the help of Dr. Sister Ignatia book Smith, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, admitted the first alcoholic patient thus making St.

Thomas Hospital the first hospital in the world to treat alcoholism as a medical condition. “The Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous.” Sister Ignatia speaks Sister Ignatia book 25th Anniversary of AA held in Long Beach, California in Starting inSister Ignatia worked with Dr.

Bob to help thousands of alcoholics at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, where she was in charge of admissions, and where for four years before she had been secretly spiriting alcoholics in for treatment.

Sister Ignatia book Sister Ignatia is the story of an exceptional woman, "the little Sister Ignatia book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Working with stock broker Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the founders of the A.A. movement, Sr. Ignatia arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics at a time when alcoholism was seen as a weakness of character, rather than a disease.

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Ignatia befriended Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of AA, and courageously arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics at a time when alcoholism was viewed as a character weakness rather than a disease. Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin epitomized the spirit of love, service, and honesty that today are the hallmarks of Alcoholics Anonymous.

As a hospital admissions officer in the s in Akron, Ohio, Sr. Ignatia befriended Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of AA, and courageously arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics at a time when alcoholism was Brand: Hazelden Publishing.

Sister Ignatia saw that the alcoholic was sick in body, mind, and spirit, and tailored a program with AA participation that was both original in concept and very successful in practice. The first admitting of an alcoholic as such at St.

Thomas Hospital was Aug. 16,a date that has entered the annals of AA history. Sister Ignatia learns of AA But Bob knew no one in authority at the hospital.

So he simply betook himself to "Admissions" and told the diminutive nun in charge the story of AA, including that of his own recovery. The novel’s antagonist.

years ago, this character was known as the Sorrow Eater; Sister Ignatia is a name that she gave herself after there was a volcanic eruption. Sister Ignatia Gavin - Cause for Canonization.

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As a hospital admissions officer in the s in Akron, Ohio, Sr. Ignatia befriended Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of AA, and courageously arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics at a time when alcoholism was Released on: Aug   Still, many are unaware of the role Catholics played in AA’s early years, or that one of the key figures was a nun from Ohio named Sister Ignatia Gavin, S.C.

Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin epitomized the spirit of love, service, and honesty that today are the hallmarks of Alcoholics Anonymous. As a hospital admissions officer in the s in Akron, Ohio, Sr. Ignatia befriended Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of AA, and courageously arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics at a time when alcoholism was Pages: A nun and teacher at St.

Jerome’s school, described by Saul Indian Horse as being a cruel, narrow-minded woman. Ignacia is perhaps the most vocal proponent of the cultural genocide that Saul and other Indigenous Canadians experience during the book: she openly claims that Native Americans should be prevented from speaking their own language or celebrating their own culture.

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#4: By what name is Sister Ignatia known. April 1st, marked fifty years from Sister Ignatia's death in We ask that you all pray for God's will in canonizing our Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous a Saint.

Please share this with as many people as you can, and encourage any miracle stories (including the miracle of recovery) to be shared as ers: Sister Ignatia is the story of an exceptional woman, "the little sister" of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Working with stock broker Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the founders of the A.A. movement, Sr. Ignatia arranged for the hospitalization of alcoholics at a time when alcoholism was seen as a weakness of character, rather than a disease.

Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine was not an alcoholic, but she helped to start the first successful medical treatment program for alcoholism. Her story is told lovingly by Mary C.

Darrah in Sister Ignatia: Angel of Alcoholic Anonymous. Get this from a library. Sister Ignatia: angel of Alcoholics Anonymous. [Mary C Darrah] -- Chronicles the life of Sister Ignatia, focusing on her work with Alcoholics Anonymous and discussing how she revolutionized the way alcoholics were viewed and treated.

Sister Ignatia O'Rourke died at Seton residence on Saturday, Ma at p.m. (CDT). Sister Ignatia (Catherine) was born on J. Sister Ignatia put the patient in the only place available — a room where flowers were stored for patients.

As more patients were admitted, Dr. Bob took care of their physical needs, while Sister Ignatia, known as the “Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous,” and members of AA took care of spiritual and emotional needs.

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Enjoy!:) From Wikipedia: "On AugSister Ignatia was in charge of admissions at. Sister Ignatia at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know. I was bornin a small New England village of about seven thousand souls.

The general moral standard was, as I recall it, far above the average. No beer File Size: KB. Sister Mary Ignatia started working with Dr. Bob in helping admit alcoholics into St.

Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Upon Dr. Bob’s death inSister Ignatia transferred to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. There, Rosary Hall, an alcoholic Treatment ward was founded, where the Sister worked until her death in April 1, Home / Books / Sister Ignatia.

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Sister Ignatia was not even a nurse, she was an artist who had been reassigned to hospital duties. You would think that at least AA feminists would have celebrated her memory, but she has gone down the memory hole.

I'm glad this book was written to remember all she gave. It's well written, too, in a /5(30). Sister M. Ignatia Clatch Sister M. Ignatia Clatch, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, NJ., went to her eternal rest on Wednesday, July 9, at Misericordia. Sister Ignatia was born in Ireland as Bridget Della Mary Gavin on 2 January at Shan valley, Burren, in CountyMayo.

Having moved to the United States, in she entered the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio, at which time she took the name Sister Mary Ignatia. A superb musician, she was assigned to teach music. Progress & Promise companion book. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland offers this book in gratitude to the Catholic women religious who shared their stories, images, and treasured artifacts to create Progress & Promise: Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio.

Sister Ignatia Gavin, a Sister of Charity of St. Augustine, wanted to help. Still, many are unaware of the role Catholics played in AA's early years, or that one of the key figures was a nun from Ohio named Sister Ignatia Gavin, S.C. Born Della Mary Gavin in in Ireland, Sister Ignatia worked with Dr.

Bob to help admit alcoholics into St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, starting in She surmounted obstacles to personally care for thousands of alcoholics over the next several decades, both in Akron and later at St.

Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. History of Ignatia Hall. InSumma Health celebrated the 75 th anniversary of Summa Health Ignatia Hall at St. Thomas Campus, the first hospital-based unit in the country dedicated to the treatment of alcoholism.

For more than seven decades, Summa has been committed to engaging people in the treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders and improving the care offered.Sister Ignatia's birthplace in Ireland Photographs and description by Fiona D.

(County Mayo) Sister Ignatia, who in teamed up with Dr. Bob to found the famous AA-based treatment program at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, was born in Ireland as Bridget Della Mary Gavin on 1 January at Shanvalley, Burren, in County Mayo.

Sister Ignatia was not even a nurse, she was an artist who had been reassigned to hospital duties. You would think that at least AA feminists would have celebrated her memory, but she has gone down the memory hole. I'm glad this book was written to remember all she gave. It's well written, too, in a vivid and clear way/5(30).

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