Sr Catherine Gaynor, DC
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Sr Catherine Gaynor, DC


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Track 1: Growing up in Dublin in the 1920s and 30s. Joining the Daughters of Charity in 1951. After profession, teaching in a secondary commercial school in Manchester for ten years, before her appointment to Nigeria. Track 2: Assignment to Uyo in 1963, in the south-east of Nigeria. Setting up a new mission, with the hospitality from the Holy Child Sisters. Her time teaching in a secondary school there. The first students. The growth of the school and the Biafran war. Track 3: Leaving Nigeria and short time in San Tome. Observed the relief operation for the people of Biafra. Track 4: In 1968 she was appointed to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she spent most of her missionary life. Describes teaching in a school there over 37 years. The effects of the war and famine. Working with the Bishops in Ethiopia in the communications department of the Ethiopian Culture Secretariat. Return to Ireland in 2005 for health reasons. The Ethiopian Daughters of Charity now in leadership and management.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


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48 hours

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A Missionary in Ethiopia and Nigeria for 50 years

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore