Sr Catarina Ryan, RSM
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Sr Catarina Ryan, RSM


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Track 1: Growing up in the 1930s and 40s in Caherconlish, Co. Limerick. Her education and joining the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Postulancy in Convent of Mercy, Doon, Co. Limerick. Studied in UCC qualifying in 1964 and teaching in Doon, Co. Limerick, until 1966. Track 2: Her first appointment to California in 1967. She details her own teaching and being principal of a school in San Francisco in the 1980s. Track 3: In 1983 her appointment to Brazil as a pioneering sister for the congregation, and her assignment to Brasilia. Learning the language, and orientation before moving to Campina Grande, she describes her own work there and the challenges she overcame. Track 4: In 1986 Irish Missionary Sisters came to Campina to help. She explains her involvement in giving local people a voice. Her return to Ireland in 2003, due to family circumstances.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


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48 hours

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A Missionary in Brazil for 21 years

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore