Bishop Senan O’Donnell, OSA
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Bishop Senan O’Donnell, OSA


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Track 1: Growing up in Dungannon, Co Wexford in the 1920s and 30s. Joining the Augustinians during the Emergency period. His formation years. Graduation from UCC with a BA. He then spent six years in Rome and afterwards, taught in Dungarvan for five years. He earned a H.Dip in Galway. Track 2: Appointment to Nigeria in 1962. Assignment to Yola in the Diocese of Maiduguri. The Biafran War and getting supplies across the border. He was selected to teach in a minor seminary for 15 years. From 1977-1988, parish work in the same diocese. Track 3: The transition time when Vatican II came in. Track 4: His appointment in 1988 as Bishop after the death of Bishop Tadhg Cotter, a Limerick man. He discusses his five years as administrator and then his work in the Diocese of Maiduguri. His return to Ireland in 2003.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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8.86 MB, 3.51 MB, 4.67 MB, 36.77 MB

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A Missionary in Nigeria for 40 years

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore