For over 200 years, the Catholic church in Ireland held women in asylums called Magdalene laundries. They held prostitutes, orphans, unmarried pregnant women,and the mentally disturbed. In 1960, two priests were sent to a Magdalene laundry to film an investigation into a reported miracle. Their report was never filed.
In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy) and Father John Thornton (Ciaran Flynn) were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.