Ma Siss's Place: A Flood of Troubles

A crisis year, a Christmas comeback

Dora Vaughan is at the heart of the Quincy Street Missional Church. Ma Siss's only daughter, she is torn between her faith and her addictions, a charismatic presence when she is sober, and a painful absence when she disappears.;
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / December 25, 2007

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If the presence of the daughter of Ma Siss, founder of a a tiny, resolute, Christian outpost in Dorchester, was vital, her absence could be devastating - and would be in the crisis year ahead, when the church on Quincy Street almost vanished from Boston's map. (Full article: 4473 words)

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