A Midwife of Grace: Mary Stella Simpson and the Transcendence of Accompaniment

February 28, 2019 | 40:18 mins

M. Therese Lysaught discusses Mary Stella Simpson, a Catholic sister and midwife who transformed maternity care in the United States and took her healing work to the Jim Crow-ravaged town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, where she cheerfully and unrelentingly worked for change. Therese reflects on how Simpson’s story echoes the stories of Moses and the Exodus in the Hebrew Bible, suggesting that God works change—and even miracles—in unexpected places.

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