And The Woman Of The West
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 the past ten years Sister Anne Maree has been flying 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 the story of Sister Anne Maree alone. It is also the story of the many women to whom her life and work are devoted.
With humour, fatalism and hope, these women of the west tell of their own experiences: happiness, tragedy, their solitude and the heroism that is everyday life but also the sense of communion and wonder which the bush never ceases to awake in them.