• She was an auxiliary nurse but training to be a true nurse because that was her calling, to serve mankind. She was a Martha. There were Marys and Marthas, but Marys got all the limelight because of being Christ's handmaiden, but Marthas were far more sincere.

    Edna O'Brien (2007). “The Light of Evening”, p.41, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt