Maria grew up on a farm in Germany and currently lives in Western Australia. Her life's adventures began from the moment she was born in 1938.
Open to new ideas and dedicated to teaching, Maria travelled from her farming village to the highlands of Papua New Guinea before settling in Australia.
Maria's story is about resilience and the journey life takes you on when you are determined to make a positive change. Maria has previously published short stories and the children's book The Adventures of an old Boab Tree.
Unprepared for Life's Journey is a heart-warming true story, detailing the missionary life of an inspirational Catholic woman.
Maria Flavel started life in Germany as part of a happy farming family, but she reaches an age when she must think about her future.