Having left behind her close-knit family and friends, a Sister of Mercy from Ireland arrives in Brisbane, Australia, in 1947 aboard an old troop ship. From humble beginnings, Sister Angela Mary, originally trained as a teacher, is called upon to work as a nurse at Brisbane's Mater Hospital. Working in the wards during the early years of the Mater’s growth, she eventually becomes the hospital’s administrator. This memoir is an inspirational story for women of all generations, offering living proof that quiet determination, education, and kindness go hand in hand on the road to success.
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