WorldCat Identities

Maria del Rey Sister

Works: 8 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 1,596 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: BV2300.F6, 266.2
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Most widely held works by Maria del Rey
In and out the Andes : mission trails from Yucatan to Chile by Maria del Rey ( Book )
6 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Her name is Mercy by Maria del Rey ( Book )
3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sister Maria del Rey of the Maryknoll Sisters tells the dramatic and exciting story of Sister Mary Mercy and her medical work under frightful post-war conditions in Korea. A doctor, she found a real vocation too as a Maryknoll Sister. The story opens in Korea in 1951, with the landing of three Sisters at Pusan, the first women civilians allowed in the country since the Korean War began the year before. Their purpose was to help medically and spiritually the thousands to suffering refugees from North Korea who were flooding that area. This book is the story of how these few Maryknoll Sisters, working with the barest essentials and often without them, became the core of a hard-working, tremendously (under the circumstances) successful team of workers from every walk of life and from many different countries. The clinic which they started in 1951 treated 100 patients a morning, but by 1954 was treating about 2,600 in a day. Originally housed by makeshift methods--old cartons, tin cans flattened for the roof--the book ends with the construction of a ndw 160-bed hospital--the largest in Korea. These pages also tell the stories of many of the Korean refugees who found their way to the clinic over long, death-torn roads from their homes in the paths of the Communists. They are all pathetic in their hopelessness and yet the author brings out their uncrushable humor and their deep personal pride from which springs the inner fortitude which enabled them to go through unbelievable harships to reach the clinic and help. Although much of the book is devoted to the Korean story, the author in a series of flashbacks, tells also the background of Elizabeth Hirschboeck of Milwaukee who was to become Sister Mary Mercy."--Jacket
Safari by jet: through Africa and Asia by Maria del Rey ( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No two alike: those Maryknoll Sisters! by Maria del Rey ( Book )
3 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles of 20 Maryknoll Sisters whose assignments have taken them throughout the world
Pacific hopscotch by Maria del Rey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1951 and 1953 in English and French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courageous work of Maryknoll Sisters among the war-torn communities of the Far East
Prospero strikes it rich; the growth of a gold town by Maria del Rey ( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an informal account of Prospero, a gold-mining village in Nicaragua, and its inhabitants who struggle to better themselves with the aid of the Maryknoll nuns
Dust on my toes; stories of people near and far by Maria del Rey ( Book )
3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bernie becomes a nun by Maria del Rey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.24 for Prospero s ... to 0.47 for In and out ...)
Alternative Names
Hirschboeck, Elizabeth.
Rey, Maria del.
English (28)
French (2)