Sheila Cassidy reflects on the pain, excitement and joy involved in responding to the demands of the wild word of God.
Dr. Sheila Cassidy
Dr. Cassidy was born in England in 1937 but spent ten years of her childhood in Australia. She qualified as a doctor at Oxford University in 1963 and in 1971 went to Chile to further her surgical career. Friendship with missionaries led to her involvement with the poor and ultimately to her arrest and torture at the hands of security forces. Since her departure from Chile in 1975 she has been actively involved in human rights work, preaching and religious broadcasting. In 1978 she tried her vocation in a monastic convent but after eighteen months returned to full time practice of medicine. She now works in Plymouth as a Medical Director of a small hospice for the terminally ill. She is author of two books, "Audacity to Believe" and "Prayer for Pilgrims".