From the Back Cover
Sister Theophane's story is a breathtaking tale that will inspire a new generation of Catholics to heed the call of service to Christ and to others. Relive the events of this humble nun's remarkable life, including:
- Convincing her father to let her enter the convent
- Strengthening her relationship with God through her early struggles as a novice
- Finally achieving her life-long dream to be a foreign missionary
- Taking on the unique and exotic challenges of the jungles of Papua New Guinea
- Offering the ultimate sacrifice in the midst of her selfless service to God and the people she served
Set against the wild, untamed, and beautiful backdrop of Papua New Guinea, Selfless is an exciting, joyful, and inspiring glimpse into the heart of a true missionary - and a true servant of God.
About the Author
Sister Immolata Reida was born Lillian Marie Reida in 1916. She entered the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters postulancy in Techny, Illinois on October 15, 1934. From the beginning, like Sister Theophane, she showed a great desire to join the missionary ranks of her sisters. She served as an educator, writer, and editor for the Sisters, from 1944 to 1959, during which time she wrote this biography of Sister Theophane. In September of 1959, Sister Immolata finally realized her dream of becoming a missionary, and set sail for Japan. There she served as a missionary, educator, and principal of various schools until poor health forced her to return to the United States in 1987. She died in 1993.