Fr Alfred Deignan, S.J. (b. 1927)
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Fr Alfred Deignan, S.J. (b. 1927)


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Track 1: Growing up in a farming background as one of twelve siblings in Mullagh, Co. Cavan. Joining the Jesuits, his seminarian years and his great interest in the GAA. His first appointment to Hong Kong in 1953. Track 2: Reappointed to Hong Kong in 1961. His impressions of the political, social and educational system which prevailed in the region at the time. Track 3: Anecdotes of his teaching years and his tenure as Principal; managing the hostel at Ricci Hall. Track 4: The experience and challenge of being a minority religion. Memories of the many Irish Jesuits who ministered in Hong Kong through the years. Track 5: His views of the changing nature of Irish society on returning for visits. The importance of maintaining a sense of community for the nine Jesuit priests now remaining in Hong Kong. Track 6: Witnessing the Red Guard riots in the 1970s. Track 7: The growth and development of Hong Kong into the financial centre it has become today.

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Jesuit Missionaries in Hong Kong


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48 hours

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6.44 MB, 7.77 MB, 7.53 MB, 8.79 MB, 4.44 MB, 11.58 MB

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Assigned to Hong Kong in 1953

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore