Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 15, 2012

Women's Book Group hosts author, Sister Mary Johnson

On Friday, Nov. 16, author Mary Johnson will discuss her memoir “An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life” at Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

“Johnson’s memoir is a beautifully crafted memoir of one woman’s experience in Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity,” according to the school.

At age 19, Johnson joined the Missionaries of Charity, also known as the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She spent 15 of her 20 years as a sister stationed in Rome, where she lived and worked with Mother Teresa.

After leaving the sisters in 1997, she completed a bachelor’s in English at Lamar University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Goddard College. Johnson’s work has been widely featured in O, the Oprah Magazine,, Poets & Writers, Bloomberg View, The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, and The Rosie Show, among others. She currently serves as A Room of Her Own Foundation’s (AROHO’s) creative director of retreats.

Sponsored by the NECC Women’s Book Group, this event will take place in the Library ArtSpace. Books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Ann Grandmaison at or Maggie Lucey at

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