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Book details
  • SubGenre:Educators
  • Language:English
  • Pages:46
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781667856339

A Girl Named Eilish

by Mary Jo Wahlers

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A Girl Named Eilish is a children's book that details the true story of an Irish nun, Sr. Raphael Quinn, and her remarkable 50 year journey as Principal of a Catholic elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona.

Meet a girl named Eilish, born and raised in Ireland, who becomes a nun and is sent to America to teach at a Catholic grade school in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her determination, compassion and exemplary leadership is just what the school needs to flourish.  The story is brought to life with beautiful illustrations by Benjamin Aguilar.  Read the journey of this incredible woman who has led her Catholic elementary school for 50 years. 

About the author

Mary Jo Wahlers has worked at Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral School for nearly 20 years. After having attended Catholic grade school, high school, and college in Wisconsin, she moved to Arizona where she has lived since 1982.  She enjoys working with the incredible faculty and staff at the school, all of whom feel a great love for Principal, Sister Raphael Quinn. Mary Jo feels blessed to be able to share the wonderful and remarkable journey of Sister Raphael who is celebrating 50 years as Principal of Saints Simon & Jude Cathedral School.