Days of Honor and Honesty

A Memoir

by Mary Ita Malone



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/25/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 494
ISBN : 9781480861503
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 494
ISBN : 9781480861510
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 494
ISBN : 9781480861527

About the Book

While growing up in Carlow, Ireland, Mary Ita Malone’s early dream to become a missionary in Africa led her to join a religious order. But as she was about to discover, life has a way of surprising all of us when we least expect it.

After Malone attended medical school in Dublin, she was assigned to Ortum Mission Hospital in West Pokot, Kenya, to bring medical services to the neglected indigenous people. Driven by her desire to provide preventive rather than curative care, Malone eventually earned a master’s degree in public health in America. But when her dreams of returning to Ortum to continue her work were dashed, Malone reveals how she worked through her internal struggles to teach at the medical school in Nairobi and eventually immigrate to the United States to specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

In this fascinating memoir, a missionary nun and physician shares the true story of her tumultuous and exotic journey as she followed her guiding star from a Catholic religious order in Ireland to the far reaches of Africa and finally to America.

About the Author

Mary Ita Malone was born in Ireland, and later joined the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary Congregation. After studying medicine at University College in Dublin, Dr. Malone provided healthcare to the indigenous people of Kenya. She earned a master’s degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, was a professor in Nairobi, and managed a private practice in Connecticut. Now retired, Dr. Malone resides in Florida.