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Best Selling Catholic Author, Joan Carroll Cruz, Dies at 81

10/24/2012 - 7:48 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

Charlotte, NC (October 24, 2012) -- With great sadness Saint Benedict Press announces the death of best-selling Catholic author, Joan Carroll Cruz. Mrs. Cruz passed away, Saturday, October 20, 2012, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was 81 years old.

Mrs. Cruz was the author of 15 Catholic books, all of which received the imprimatur. She was perhaps best known for her writings on miraculous occurrences of faith which she compiled through meticulous research of foreign shrines, churches, convents and monasteries. Some of her most popular titles include Eucharistic Miracles (TAN 1987), The Incorruptibles (TAN 1977), and Prayers and Heavenly Promises (TAN 1990).

"Joan Carroll Cruz touched hundreds of thousands of people through her writings," said Saint Benedict Press publisher Robert M. Gallagher. "Her books on apparitions and miraculous events provide powerful evidence for faith by reinforcing the teachings of the Church and making supernatural realities more real to each one of her readers."

"We are privileged to be her publisher and we look forward to maintaining her legacy by preserving her books and bringing them to new readers," said Gallagher.

Mrs. Cruz is a native of New Orleans, LA, and was educated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was a member of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order for 50 years and received the Mother Teresa Award in 2005.


Saint Benedict Press, LLC/TAN Books  NC, 28273 US
Katie  Moore - Publicist,  704.831.3468


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  1. beth
    1 year ago

    Dearest Joan, May Our WONDERFUL Lord and Saviour love you and bless you in heaven all the more!!! I am a new convert (2009) to our Holy Mother Church, and your books taught me so very much that I hadn't ever heard of, so you created some of my faith formation! Your wonderful books will be missed! Be at peace, and please hug and kiss my twin bdabies, my premature granddaughter Mallorey, and Jesus, Our Blessed Mother, and St.Joseph for me!!!
    May God Bless you and yours!


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