Street angel our own Mother Teresa

A book which tells the story of "our own Mother Teresa" has been launched in Sydney.

The Catholic Weekly reports the biography on the life of Good Samaritan Sr Pauline Fitz-Walter has been chronicled in a new biography written by Grace Chan and launched in Sydney recently.

The book, Sr Pauline: Street Angel of Sydney, tells the story of the Good Samaritan nun who after a brilliant career as an educator began a mission to help the homeless.

She went on to help countless homeless men, women and children in 16 houses offering welcome and shelter.

It began in the late 1970s when in a radical move the leaders of the Good Samaritan Sisters gave Sr Pauline, then aged 55, and Sr Joanna de Groot, permission to live with three homeless men in the first St Francis home in Belmore St, Surry Hills.

Bishop Cremin, who described Sr Pauline as "our own Mother Teresa", called the biography an exciting book that "has come from the woman herself".

Bishop Cremin said Grace Chan wrote the book "out of enormous love and appreciation of what Sr Pauline has done".

Sr Pauline, now aged 84, lives in the St Michael's parish in Hurstvile.

To purchase a copy email [email protected] or by call 0410 151 340.


Story of ‘our own Mother Teresa" (Catholic Weekly 09/03/08)

Caption: Sr Pauline (second from left) with author Grace Chan, Good Samaritan congregational leader Sr Clare Condon and Bishop Cremin

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