Description - The Flying Nun by Anne Maree Jensen
Thank goodness for Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council because wearing a long mediaeval-style habit complete with veil and stockings would hardly be the right outfit for climbing in and out of my Cessna plane three or four times a day in forty degrees-plus heat. Nor would it be suitable for attending the Birdsville races, helping a publican s wife pull beers in an outback pub or joining in the odd bit of boot scootin and line dancing. A baseball cap, riding boots and a Cessna aeroplane are not normally part of the image that comes to mind when we think of a nun - but then Sister Anne Maree Jensen s Aerial Ministry is not a conventional calling either. For over ten years Sister Anne Maree flew over some of the most remote parts of outback south-west Queensland, bringing companionship to the women who live in her vast bush parish. The stoic resilience of these women who battle against drought and loneliness in a harsh environment provides the Flying Nun with the inspiration to pursue her unusual mission. This is not just Sister Anne Maree s story, it is also the story of the many women to whom her life and work are devoted. With humour, fatalism and hope, these wom
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(199mm x 132mm x 21mm)
Random House Australia
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