Fr Sean O’Brien, MHM
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Fr Sean O’Brien, MHM


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Track 1: Growing up in Bandon, Co Cork in the 1920s and 30s. His formation. After ordination in 1951 he ministered in New Zealand for 43 years. Track 2: His work with the Maoris in a mission station. He describes the conditions in the upper part of the North Island. Track 3: The language difficulties and isolation, the growth and subsequent decline of the mission. Track 4: The primitive and basic conditions. The start of urban drift and his return to Ireland in 1997.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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12.43 MB, 25.34 MB, 18.16 MB

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A Missionary in New Zealand

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore