Fr Malachy Hanratty, SSC
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Fr Malachy Hanratty, SSC


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Track 1: Growing up in Armagh city in the 1920s and 1930s, a detailed account of the place and his parents’ experiences in the 1916-1922 period. Joining the Columban Fathers in 1949. Track 2: The journey to Tokyo in 1957, the difficulties he had in learning the language, work as a parish chaplain, teaching religion, and the great work the nuns were doing out there. Track 3: Return home in 1963, for a short holiday. Return to Japan, the role of the Church there at that time. He gives an overview of his missionary work in Japan from 1957 to 2005.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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19.32 MB, 10.80 MB, 23.29 MB, 6.06 MB, 5.88 MB, 12.63 MB

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A Missionary in Japan 1957-2005

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore