Sister Agatha is a nun who works at Tabitha Place, a home for unwed mothers. At Tabitha Place, women are stripped of their identity, asked to take on a fake name, and are not allowed visitors. Homes like this were common in the 50’s and women were convinced that they were sinners who must repent. The church took it upon itself to define how these women would repent, and thay usually involved hard work, isolation, and forced adoptions.
Check out this article on the tortures these young women endured: National Post