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Ann Ball - Rest in Peace

by aquinasandmore on June 9, 2008

From CNA:

.- Ann Ball, a prolific author who wrote lives of the saints alongside Catholic cookbooks, died of a heart attack shortly before midnight on Sunday, her family announced in an email.

Though a schoolteacher for many years, she later took over the operation of a security company. Following a regular workday, she would dedicate time to writing, penning several books on the saints and Catholic heritage and traditions.

Commenting on her industriousness, the president of Our Sunday Visitor, Greg Erlandson, told CNA that, "I was always surprised how she was able to run a private investigation office and still find time to write so many books that spiritually edified so many people."

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jesse June 29, 2008 at 1:08 pm

It is comforting to read comments from those Ann reached, whether you gained her essence through her written works or knew her personally, as I did. She was a blessing to many of us, her high school students, who knew her first as an English teacher and later as a friend and teacher of life’s lessons. The world would be a sorrier place without her; but, her influence on us allows us to continue to practice the grace and enthusiasm for life and God she is so renowned for. Keep her kids, who are also pretty great people, in your prayers and God bless you all for your recollections


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