On March 25th, 1925 Edward Francis O'Connor and Regina Cline O'Connor give birth to their only child and baptize her as Mary Flannery O’Connor (Bloom 11). She is raised as a devout Roman Catholic attending St. Vincent’s Grammar School and Scared Heart Parochial School for Girls in Savannah from 1931 - 1938, followed by St. Joseph's Parochial School and North Fulton ...
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