Causes Close to Anne's Heart
World Food Programme

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.Anne shares her experience and information on how to help. Plus,personal testimony from a woman named Angelica, who has survived the devastation, anda first person account of the slow recovery process from Joan Berg.A young girl describes her New Orleans in this YouTube video.

Help St. Mary's Recover From Hurricane Katrina

St. Mary's spire
St. Mary's Church, the setting for Rowan's wedding in THE WITCHING HOUR and Aunt Queen's funeral in BLOOD CANTICLE, is in need of financial assistance to complete the restoration of the church following Hurricane Katrina. Fr. Greg Schmitt, Pastor of St. Mary's, is in the process of having the roof replaced. There was extensive plaster damage to the walls and ceiling, the interior of the church must be painted, the exterior of the church must be cleaned and sealed. St. Mary's needs a new sound system, the organ needs to be repaired, and some stained glass windows need to be replaced just to name a few things on the long list of repairs.Click here to see photos of some of the damage and the repairs and restoration underway.Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made payable to St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund, 2030 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

The Impulsive Imp

Anne Rice and Alice Borchardt were groomed to be writers, not by spending their summers in Europe, or interning at a publishing house. But by a father who returned home from military service after World War II. He realized he needed to reintroduce himself to two little girls who had been just babies when he left home. He sat down at his Underwood typewriter in their home on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, and wrote a novel for Alice and Anne. It's calledThe Impulsive Imp.


Seethe Beauty of St. Alphonsus Church.Sarah Jane McMahonSaluting Our cousin Sarah Jane McMahon on her Sacred Album: I Thank My God.