Sr Bernadette Anne Mangan, LSA Dublin
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Sr Bernadette Anne Mangan, LSA Dublin


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Track 1: Growing up in Dublin in the 1940s and 50s, working first with the ‘Irish Independent’ before joining the Little Sisters of the Assumption in 1960. Professed in 1963, she did her nursing training in Wales, final profession in Paris before an assignment to South Wales and later to New Zealand. Track 2: Her appointment in 1971, working in formation and as a district nurse mainly with psychiatric patients. Returning to Ireland in 1980. Track 3: Her appointment to Ethiopia in 1987 in the aftermath of the 1985 famine. She describes the famine’s effects and being abducted by the rebel army. She describes her captivity. Track 4: After a short break, returning to Ethiopia, working with displaced people for two years before re-assignment to Nairobi as co-ordinator of human resources. She remained in this post for nine years. Track 5: Working with HIV/AIDS patients there.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


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48 hours

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21.93 MB, 20.08 MB, 18.86 MB, 17.23 MB, 4.56 MB

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A Missionary in New Zealand, Ethiopia and Kenya

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore