Louise Tate DeNardo has felt the presence of the Virgin Mary since she was very young, and her life has been marked with mysterious and mystical events. In her autobiography, "The Sacred Letter," DeNardo relates the experiences of her life with an honest and open prose.
Brought up in a coal mining town in rural Pennsylvannia, DeNardo was the daughter of Italian immigrants and felt the full force of racism as her father struggled in the mines to make a living in a foreign world. Growing up in poverty, she discovered the value of family and hard work. Her father's diligence and devotion to his family was evidenced in his quiet pride and in his steadfast attempt to keep suitors away from his daughter, anecdotes which are carefully recalled within the often humorous text.
After marrying, DeNardo began a successful construction business and dabbled in real estate development. Her deep love for her only son is apparent throughout the book, and she details the tumultuous events of his life as a successful clothing designer and eventual drug addict.
After her husband died and her son succumbed to AIDS, DeNardo chronicles the deep depression she felt after these tragedies and the comfort she received from her strong devotion. While struggling with cancer, she began to realize she could heal injuries with a touch, an ability which may have stemmed from a divine letter given to her by her mother. The sacred letter was given to DeNardo's mother by a mysterious woman in white and seems to give strength to suffering believers who posses it.
"The Sacred Letter" is a heartfelt memoir that chronicles an eventful life marked with joyful memories, deep sorrow, and the ever-loving hand of God.
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Two weeks before her death, Louise Tate DeNardo's mother passed on to her daughter the original sacred letter, which DeNardo believes may be the force behind her incredible power to heal those in need. The story behind "The Sacred Letter" prompted her to share this remarkable tale with others.
A lifelong resident of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, DeNardo has survived the tragic passings of her husband, George, Sr., and son, George, Jr. She is a life member of St. Mary Church and enjoys baking and cooking and participating in church activities in her spare time.
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Book Description Dorrance Pub Co, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. Stated First Printing. 46 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 003532