It has never ceased to amaze me how many different varieties of people have joined the Order of St. Francis since it was founded hundreds of years ago. I recently read the life of Eve Lavalliere, an actress, who was brought back to the Faith and became a new Mary Magdalene.

The following is her life story as told by Ann Ball in her book, Modern Saints: Their Lives and Faces, Book 2 (TAN Publishers).  I found it accidentally on a Vietnamese website.

Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!

St. Francis, pray for us!