Sr Fionnuala Cole, SSL
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Sr Fionnuala Cole, SSL


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Track 1: Growing up in Ardee, Co. Louth, in the 1940s and 50s. Joining the Sisters of St Louis in 1962. As a sister she taught in Monaghan, Carrickmacross, and Dundalk schools and worked in various roles in education for 30 years. Recalling memories of those years. Track 2: Appointment to Liberia in 1996, first working with Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast and Guinea with the Jesuit Refugee Service and then moving into Liberia with the returning refugees. Counselling people who had suffered the effects of war and helping teachers to deal effectively with traumatized students. Track 3: In 2002 she moved to Nigeria where she continued to work in leadership training, teacher formation, women’s development and counselling. Track 4: Returning in 2006 to take up the role of Development Officer in a Peace Building Project along the border in Ireland. Becoming coordinator of the St Louis Sisters’ Mobility for Mission Initiative and what that work entails.

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Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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22.12 MB, 18.08 MB, 6.82 MB, 6.42 MB

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A Missionary in Liberia and Nigeria

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore