Fr Michael Kilkenny, CSSP
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Fr Michael Kilkenny, CSSP


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Track 1: Growing up in Ballinasloe, Co Galway in the 1950s and 60s. Life as a seminarian with the Spiritans until 1985 when he was ordained. Track 2: Following a year in Portugal to learn the language, he was appointed to Angola. Assignment to Malange in 1986. Other missionaries working there. The tension and anxiety of the people there over the years. Track 3: How the Catholic missionaries found they could relate to the local church and people. Track 4: Moving close to Rwanda in 1992, working with internally displaced communities until 1995. Track 5: Witnessing the injustices during election time. Opening hospitals for the wounded during the civil wars. Returning home in 1995. His personal trauma.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.72 MB, 6.83 MB, 23.00 MB, 31.69 MB

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A Missionary in Angola from 1986 – 1995

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore