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LA ROCHE COLLEGE PROFESSOR, EDWARD T. BRETT, PH.D., PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
STORY OF THE NEW ORLEANS SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY AND THEIR WORK IN BELIZE


5/10/2012

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (May 10, 2012) – Edward T. Brett, professor of history at La Roche College, has published a new book titled “THE NEW ORLEANS SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY: African American Missionaries to the Garifuna of Belize.”

The Sisters of the Holy Family, founded in New Orleans in 1842, were the first African American Catholics to serve as missionaries. This story of their little-known missionary efforts in Belize from 1998 to 2008 builds upon their already distinguished work through the Archdiocese of New Orleans, of teaching slaves and free people of color, caring for orphans and the elderly, and tending to the poor and needy. Utilizing previously unpublished archival documents along with extensive personal correspondence and interviews, Brett has produced a fascinating account of the 110-year mission of the Sisters of the Holy Family to the Garifuna people of Belize.

“THE NEW ORLEANS SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY” is published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Read more about the book: http://undpress.nd.edu/book/P01552 For more information, please contact Mary DelBuono, Director of Marketing and Media Relations at Mary.delbuono@laroche.edu, or Dr. Edward Brett at Ed.brett@laroche.edu.



About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.


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