"Mother Angelica" (Non Fiction)
The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
2005 Raymond Arroya
The true story of Rita Rizzo, raised in an Italian immigrant family on the wrong side of Canton, Ohio, during prohibition, she went on to become the famed Mother Angelica.
Excerpt Page 11: "I couldn't have been more than four or five, and my grandfather didn't want me in the saloon. He gave me a small mug of beer with a big collar on it, and he said, 'Go outside and sit on the curb and enjoy yourself.' So, I'm out there on the curb drinking this beer and eating pretzels when the Salvation Army Band shows up. Well, they're praying all kinds of psalms in front of me and praying for my salvation. They must have been shocked to see this kid drinking beer. I remember yelling up to my grandfather, "There's a big band down here."
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