Sister Ignatia: Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous
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 1930s 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 viewed as a character weakness rather than a disease.
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Beginnings of History
Akrons Magic Blend
The Cleveland Frontier
An Unfinished Mission Alcoholism
Take Hope All Ye Who Leave Here
A Note on Sources
Sister Ignatia at the Third AA International Convention
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