Murray, Lorraine

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Murray, Lorraine Gender: F
Lorraine Viscardi
born on 29 August 1947 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Yonkers, New York, 40n56, 73w54
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°48' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°04 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 01°41'

Lorraine Murray
photo: Jef Murray, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American author and columnist, a radical feminist and atheist for over 20 years, who returned to Catholicism in her forties. She wrote about her conversion journey in her book, Confessions of an Ex-Feminist. Her other books include How Shall We Celebrate?, Why Me? Why Now?: Finding Hope When You Have Breast Cancer, and Grace Notes: Embracing the Joy of Christ in a Broken World. She has also written three mystery novels featuring amateur detective Francesca Bibbo. Her essays on Christian themes appear in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Georgia Bulletin, and the National Catholic Register. She was married to Tolkien artist Jef Murray (1960-2015). She won the first place Catholic Press Association award for "Best regular column - family life" in 2014.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 14 February 1994 (Jef Murray)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2008 (Autobiography, "Confessions of an Ex-Feminist")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Confessions of an Ex-Feminist by Lorraine V. Murray (Ignatius Press, 2008): "at Saint Joseph's Hospital ... I made my entrance into the world at 8:30 P.M. on August 29, 1947, which was the day commemorating the beheading of poor Saint John the Baptist. Born in Yonkers, ..."


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in Philosophy)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Atheist (Former atheist, now Christian)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist (Former radical)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Confessions of an Ex-Feminist")
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Mystery novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award