Maria is brought over to a monastery where young women go to give birth when they are without a husband. Without Maria knowing it, she has to give up the baby for adoption, but when the baby is born too early, she still has to feed it, this without touching or seeing the baby.
Meanwhile Anna and her family are visited by Jim. They want to get married. Jim tries to convince Anna's Father, this is a difficult task, because of religious conflicts. Eventually Anna's father sort of permits it.
Later on, Joey arranges a meeting between Anna and Jim, because he heard Jim didn't get the permission from the army.