Fr Derek Meskell, CSSR
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Fr Derek Meskell, CSSR


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Track 1: Growing up in Limerick city in the 1940s and 1950s. His formation years after joining the Redemptorists. Spending three and a half years as a student in Bangalore, India. Track 2: His first appointment in 1966 to Calcutta, and a description of his ministry there over the years. Track 3: The changes within his religious community in India after Vatican II. He mentions the other locations in India he served in until 1975. Track 4: His second appointment to Nigeria. He describes that mission and returning to Ireland in 1995, where he was later assigned to Cork. Track 5: While walking around the grounds of Scala Bessboro, he analyses his work abroad.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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8.74 MB, 14.89 MB, 7.45 MB, 3.41 MB, 17.08 MB

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A Missionary in India from 1963 to 1975 and also in Nigeria until 1995

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore