Fr John Russell, S.J. (b. 1926)
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Fr John Russell, S.J. (b. 1926)


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Track 1: Discussed the headmasters of Wah Yan College from its foundation in 1919. The arrival of the Irish Jesuits in 1926, and Fr Dick Gallagher, who became the first Jesuit headmaster in 1932. Track 2: A brief outline of the history of the College, which originally had been a hospital. His appointment to Rome in 1959 and, in 1962, his appointment as Procurator’s Assistant during the time of Vatican II. Returned to Hong Kong in 1964. Track 3: Discussed his family background, his vocation to join the Jesuits and his formation years. Track 4: Recalled his professional roles and responsibilities; witnessing the Cultural Revolution in Hong Kong and the clashes that ensued. Track 5: The political system in colonial Hong Kong. Track 6: The lifelong friendships made in Hong Kong and the widespread respect enjoyed by the Jesuit Order there. His aspirations for the future.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Jesuit Missionaries in Hong Kong


128 kbps

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48 hours

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11.12 MB, 8.96 MB, 9.10 MB, 11.41 MB, 5.36 MB

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Assigned to Hong Kong in 1951

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore