The Lilies of the Field (novel)
The Lilies of the Field is a 1962 semi-fictional novel by William Edmund Barrett that is based on the true story of the Sisters of Walburga. It was later adapted into the film Lilies of the Field, and for the musical stage with the title Look to the Lilies.
It tells the story of a black itinerant worker who encounters a group of East German Catholic nuns who are convinced he has been sent to them by God to help them build a new chapel. Despite not being paid, he stays on to help them build a church. It is a legend that has been told for many years.
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