About Amazing Grace

She grew up in a poor Italian immigrant family.

She became a Sister of Mercy, dedicating her life to her faith. Then she learned about poverty, discrimination and racism during the Civil Rights movement in Rochester, New York...the site of a race riot that made national headlines in 1964.

After a series of struggles that made her question her faith, she began driving the city streets to help homeless people find shelter. Then one night there was a terrible blizzard.

She took three homeless men to one refuge after another, but they were turned away.

That's when she decided that Rochester needed a special place that would never close its doors on people in need. So she founded The House of Mercy. And since then, this unusual mission has provided food, clothing, shelter and hope to thousands of poor and homeless people in one of the poorest cities in the nation.

This is the inspiring life story of Sister Grace Miller, the founder of The House of Mercy, the woman
poor people in Rochester call...Amazing Grace.

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to The House of Mercy, 285 Ormond Street,
Rochester, New York 14605.

For more information, visit houseofmercyrochesterorg

About the Author

Hank Shaw is a professional writer with more than 30 years' experience in journalism, marketing and corporate communications. A graduate of Stanford University, he has been a House of Mercy volunteer since 2004.
You can reach him at intelligentwriting@gmail.com