Fr Brian Starken, CSSp
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Fr Brian Starken, CSSp


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Track 1: Growing up in Lyracrompane, Co Kerry in the 1940s and 50s. His father was an engineer with Bord na Mona. His education and entering the Spiritans. Track 2: Ordination in 1974 and appointment to Sierra Leone. Background to the Church Mission there. Track 3: The local people, their beliefs and his time teaching. Moving to Bo and setting up a school in a rural area. Track 4: Moving back to Bo and setting up a pastoral centre in 1985. The war in 1991. Over the 10 years war his involvement in peace and reconciliation activities and also in the child soldiers’ programme. His return in 2006 to take up the role of Provincial.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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6.27 MB, 20.79 MB, 3.91 MB, 7.41 MB, 24.54 MB

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A Missionary in Sierra Leone

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore