Fr Seán Ó Cearballáin S.J. (b. 1938)
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Fr Seán Ó Cearballáin S.J. (b. 1938)


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Track 1: Growing upn the Bogside in Derry and joining the Jesuits. His years as a seminarian. Track 2: His strong Republican background and his family’s involvement in the Northern Troubles. Track 3: Memories of being assigned to Hong Kong, being the last appointment of an Irish Jesuit to the city. His ordination in Ireland and his continued studies, including the Japanese and Cantonese languages. Track 4: His involvement in the Christian Life Community (CLC) in Hong Kong. An outline of the history of the CLC. Track 5: His time in Rome while studying. Starting a formation programme in Hong Kong in 1975. Teaching theology in the regional diocesan seminary. Track 6: Preparations for the World CLC conference, held in Hong Kong for the first time. Track 7: In the aftermath of the conference, the CLC management of a school in Hong Kong, and the logistics involved in this endeavour.

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Audio series:

Jesuit Missionaries in Hong Kong


128 kbps

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48 hours

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11.40 MB, 9.69 MB, 7.72 MB, 9.70 MB, 7.73 MB, 7.16 MB

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Assigned to Hong Kong in 1964

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore