Nation: Miracle Worker

A nun gives Haiti

A Thanksgiving gift

An Episcopal nun now stationed in Boston had a very special Thanksgiving last week—and so did the people she had helped. In 1951 Sister Anne Marie Bickerstaff, a native of Richmond, Va., had gone to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to teach at a missionary school. She became impressed by the musical ability of some of her students, and was distressed that the island had no music school, no concert hall and no national orchestra.

Sister Anne Marie set to work. Telling all who would listen that "I am certain the good Lord and...

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