This Women's History Month we honor iconic journalist Mary McGrory. Known as “The First Queen of Journalism,” McGrory began her career at a time when few women worked in newspapers. She became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1975. For over fifty years, McGrory also served as a volunteer at St. Ann’s Center and was a friend to the Daughters of Charity.
St. Ann’s in the News
Washington Post: An orphanage created to help women and children during the Civil War adjusts once again to a crisis
For some of the organizations holding up the Washington region’s safety net, this time will bring unprecedented challenges. For St. Ann’s, it will mark a new test in a timeline filled with them. To figure out how to move forward, it just has to look back. The organization was founded during a crisis, and it has reinvented itself time and again since. Read more at The Washington Post
NY Times: “The Only Home Her Daughter Has Ever Known”
The May 18, 2020 issue of The New York Times featured the stories of Susana Chiang and her daughter, one of the families being served by St. Ann's, and of Lazett Henry, a former resident, and how St. Ann's provides a true home. Read the full article at The New York Times