The only triumph of her life is her son Michael, now a Priest, and in line with Rose's life, the result of a brutal rape.
Feisty Christine is definitely victim material. She drags circumstances by the scruff of the neck to make them accord with her plans. Who else in the 1960s could have found the La Choix Fertility Clinic in Dublin.....
Father Michael is head-hunted by the Vatican Secretariat but at the same time comes face-to-face with a life-changing situation.
Samuel, the child from La Choix, is a victim of this conception and meets Michael in an unlikely location...the Shrine in Lourdes.