Sr Bernadette Collins, RSC
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Sr Bernadette Collins, RSC


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Track 1: Growing up in Sligo in the 1930s and 1940s. Working in Civil Service in Dublin for six months, preparing to enter religious life. Entering the Sisters of Charity in Milltown in February 1943. Her time teaching in Ballaghdereen. Track 2: First appointment to Rhodesia in 1964 and assignment to Roma Girls Secondary School, in Lusaka which then consisted of two classes in action and the rest of the buildings in course of construction. The headmistress was Sister J. Helen Cunningham, one of the three pioneering sisters who came to Chikuni, in Northern Rhodesia in 1948. Track 3: Coming home, she explained why she would prefer to have stayed in Zambia.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


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A Missionary in Zambia for 35 years

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore