GARDENING WITH SOUL

A charming documentary featuring Sister Loyola, who turns 90 during the filming. She joined the Sisters of Compassion in Wellington, NZ as a nurse, having made the decision she wouldn’t marry because her soldier hadn’t returned from the war. She became a nurturer of small babies that no one wanted, and eventually a nurturer of gardens, both the convent garden and a community garden. In the film, she shares her views on life, compassion, and compost, as well as the faith that has sustained her for so many years. The filming of the convent gardens and Wellington landscapes over the four seasons is lovely. An inspiring film on aging as well as gardening.