Woven richly into the fabric of a tight-knit Catholic Washington world, Sisters: The Extraordinary Lives of Serena and Anna Marie Branson tells my aunts’ stories. Native Washingtonians, my mom’s older sisters and Daughters of Charity, their examples informed my desire to become a gospel person, who lives simply, works for justice, promotes peace and respects lives at all stages and situations.These holy, exceptional, legendary and heroic women’s Gospel witness will challenge readers to pursue holiness: to be remembered for the extraordinary things they do fearlessly for others. -Chris Byrd
Chris Byrd is a nationally known Catholic writer. He has published more than 400 book, television and film reviews and commentary pieces in National Catholic Reporter, America, U.S. Catholic, Today’s American Catholic and The Washington Post. Putting his Catholic faith into action, he has been involved in social justice movements for more than forty years, most notably as a leader in the movement to abolish the death penalty.