A gathering of Anglican nuns, drove by Sister Clodagh, are shipped off a mountain in the Himalayas. The environment in the district is threatening and the nuns are housed in an odd old royal residence. They work to build up a school and an emergency clinic, however leisurely their center movements. Sister Ruth succumbs to an administration specialist, Mr. Dean, and starts to scrutinize her pledge of abstinence. As Sister Ruth fixates on Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes drenched in her own recollections of love.