Alcoholic's Haven: A Study of the Rehabilitation Program of Mount Carmel Guild Social Service Center, Paterson, New Jersey, 1955-1958
“There is no group of persons who are more in need of greater understanding and acceptance as being ill than alcoholics.“ In years past, the alcoholic was looked upon much as a leper was looked upon in the days of Christ - hopeless, shameful and deserving of punishment. Tet when the leper, in the Gospel of St. Mark, approached Jesus, he was accepted as he was with sympathy and kindness. “And Jesus, having compassion on him, stretched forth His hand and touched him, and said to him, ’I will; be thou made clean. It is as if Christ had said to the unfortunate man, no human being is so debased that he may not be given an opportunity to lead a useful life in society.
Leahy, Sister Shawn Maria, "Alcoholic's Haven: A Study of the Rehabilitation Program of Mount Carmel Guild Social Service Center, Paterson, New Jersey, 1955-1958" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557781.