Fr Michael Screene, MSC
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Fr Michael Screene, MSC


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Track 1: Growing up in north-east Galway in the 1940s and 50s. Joining the Missionary of the Sacred Heart and Ordination in 1963. Appointment to Kirkby, near Liverpool for seven years. Elected Provincial. Track 2: His second appointment was to Russia in 1995 at the age of 58. Pioneering days for the Congregation. Assignment to Moscow. Track 3: Learning the language. He explains how the Bishop invited them to the Caucasus in 1996. Working in the three republics there. Track 4: A description of the parish work, the people and the place. How they survived in the Iron Curtain days. The aftermath of the Chechen war. Track 5: His appointment as Vicar-General for the last four years of his mission. Financial support from overseas. Finally, he talks about his retirement due to poor health.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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8.89 MB, 9.09 MB, 4.89 MB, 13.68 MB, 18.93 MB

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A Missionary in Russia

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore