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Louis Gelormino

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Born in South Brooklyn, author Louis Gelormino overcame a difficult family environment: the death of his father at age fifteen, his mother's long suffering from a debilitating disease, and his brother's victory in a courageous battle with drug addiction.  Louis was delivered from a street gang, "the Little Gents," through the energies and unselfish love of dedicated individuals such as Mary Sansone and the Congress of Italian American Organizations (CIAO).  In addition, Louis attributes his success and achievements to his faith in God, which he received from is mother; Rose Gelormino. 

From the hard knocks of South Brooklyn to a life of achievement and service, The Gent's Prayer is the compelling autobiography of one man who overcame family hardship, gangs, low self-worth, and crime to find his calling to defend others. Louis Gelormino, currently the deputy commissioner and counsel for parole in New York City, started his life as a gang member with no hope and no future. But while awaiting trial, he turned his life around, then overcame every obstacle he faced and embarked on a career of defending the poor in the name of justice.

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The Gent's Prayer


"I would like to start, appropriately, with God, who created me in my mother's womb and had His hand on me from the moment I was conceived by my mother and father.  ....Praise the Lord and that you Jesus for enabling me and for starting this good work and prayer in me and seeing it to completion."                    -- Louis M. Gelormino

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