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Maria Lalli who personifies the valiant woman described in the Book of Books who “reaches out her hands to the poor and extends her arms to the needy.”  This is the biography of her whom we are privileged to honor.

She has channeled countless hours of service in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  Her time, her means, her love are given boundlessly to those in need, not only in the community in which he lives, but also in other lands.  She has intensified appreciation for Christian social living by the character of her own life and her contribution to social, aesthetic, and philanthropic leadership.

Mercy College of Detroit honors itself in giving public recognition to a woman of the caliber and stature of our beloved friend.

Awarded on October 28 in the year of the Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Sixty Five.

Mercy College of Detroit

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