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A story of courage and vision, Sister Kay profiles a remarkable individual who became one of the most influential women in the Catholic Church.

Kay MacDonald entered the Sisters of Sion convent in Saskatoon in 1949. Elected as the leader of all Catholic nuns, one of her driving ambitions was to transform the Church's deeply rooted anti-Semitic views.

The film travels from the Canadian Prairies to the Vatican, to the centre of the Middle East conflict in Jerusalem. Sister Kay emerges as an inspiring leader who promotes reconciliation among people of all faiths. She was instrumental in ending the Church's policy of trying to convert Jews to Christianity.

Sister Kay plunges into the heart of the Church's debate over change-from the modernizing of convent clothing to fundamental shifts in philosophy. Featuring conversations with theologians, academics, and members of the Catholic and Jewish communities, Sister Kay documents the evolution of the Catholic Church during the 20th century.

2000, 44 min 56 s

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