Sister Ignatia: Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous

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Hazelden Publishing, Aug 31, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 356 pages
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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Contents

Beginnings of History
41
Spiritual Connections
81
Akrons Magic Blend
119
The Cleveland Frontier
162
An Unfinished Mission Alcoholism
196
Take Hope All Ye Who Leave Here
238
A Note on Sources
283
Sister Ignatia at the Third AA International Convention
290
Care and Treatment of Alcoholics
299
Eulogy of Sister M Ignatia
306
Sources for Information on Alcoholism
312
Notes
315
Bibliography
337
About the Author 355
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