#1332 The Sister & Mum


This episode we meet some extraordinary individuals who have mastered the art of giving.

From welcoming children into your family to looking after the vulnerable in society, these individuals have a huge capacity to love.  In our first story we meet Lesley Flanders, a foster mum who has welcomed over 40 children into her home over the years.  We also hear about an unlikely, but very successful duo who teamed up together to bring a bit of magic into the lives of some of the more isolated people in our community.  These stories are good for your soul!

Tribal Mum

Liam met Lesley whilst working on a creative project with the United Nations.  The conference was about Disabilities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Communities.  Liam and his brother Dieter interviewed Lesley as part of that project. Her story, as a foster mum and the love she has for her kids inspired him to make this piece.

Producer:  Liam Knierim

Music Credits:  Backyard by Robert Dann


The Scallywag and The Saint

An ex-con and a nun walk into a bar…well, sort of.

This is the story of Sister Myree Harris and Vic Hitchcock, an unlikely pair who teamed up to deliver Christmas cheer to the community.  What they give and what they get is much, much more.

Producer:  Kate Montague

Music Credits:  Indian Love Song by The Dirty Three, Kim’s Dirt by The Dirty Three, Writing Poems  by Ludovico Einaudi (from ‘The Intouchables’ soundtrack), Kolapot by Amiina, Familiar Ground by Cinematic Orchestra.

For information about Sister Myree’s work go to http://www.gethsemanecommunity.org.au/


Picture Credit:  Robert Freiberger


Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester