Here are a couple of Photos from Maria E. Flavel's Book Launch
Here are a couple of photos from Maria E. Flavel's book launch event, where she proudly displayed and signed copies of her brilliant book 'Unprepared for Life's Journey'.
Unprepared for Life's Journey is a heart-warming true story, detailing the missionary life of an inspirational Catholic woman.
Maria Flavel started life in Germany as part of a happy farming family, but she reaches an age when she must think about her future.
Deciding to follow in her older sister's footsteps, she enrols in a convent to devote her life to God. But it's not long before Maria questions often-cruel treatment from the nuns.
Showing great endurance and strength, she finally admits that biblical life in this form may not be for her. And so she begins her own journey.
Following her dream to work overseas, she finds her calling in Papua New Guinea as a teacher, helping underprivileged people to become more independent. Here she feels a true connection to God through the work that He wants her to do.
A fascinating account of suffering and joy through war, death and meaningful relationships; a welcome reminder of the gift that life is, the importance of the people we share it with, and the opportunity it offers to do something that really matters.