Sr Jean Ryan, OSC
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Sr Jean Ryan, OSC


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Track 1: Growing up in Wales in the 1930s and 40s with an Irish background. Joining the Sisters of St Clare in 1951. Life as a member of the community for 17 years teaching. Track 2: Her arrival in El Salvador in 1973 and her travel to Gotera. Her first impressions. Her service of the local people and church, working with the Franciscans. Learning the language. Track 3: The guerrillas in the area and the predicament this created for them due to unrest and instability. Track 4: The catechists who lived in great fear. Missions in the 1980s Track 5: The insecurity of the nation and its effect on her personally. Track 6: Moving to San Salvador in 1984 for the founding of a new house for the congregation. Her return in 2006 for health reasons. Being helped by the IMU. Finally, recalling an event during the height of the war.

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Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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9.57 MB, 14.75 MB, 5.83 MB, 17.34 MB, 16.94 MB, 19.12 MB

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A Missionary in El Salvador

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore