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Leo's Pride

Television (Full Length) – 2006

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The enigmatic Sister Mary Leo was a person of paradox. Loving, but strict. Generous and demanding. At home in the convent, at ease with the world, humble and yet very fond of the limelight.
– Narrator John Bach on the many sides of Dame Sister Mary Leo
Imagine as the notes are coming that you're smelling the note in, like a flower...
– Former St Mary's pupil Tracey King remembers one of Dame Sister Mary Leo's singing instructions
When we were at St Mary's I always felt that Kiri had the voice with cream on and the rest of us ... had not even the top of the milk.
– Former St Mary's pupil Alexandra Gordon describes the talent of fellow pupil Kiri Te Kanawa
Sister had a brilliant ear for sound. She had a concept of what the sound should be and she would work towards that, and her way of doing it was to draw the voice out of a person, it was just so extraordinary...
– Former St Mary's pupil Luisa Shannahan talks about Sister Mary Leo's teaching techniques