Sr Loreto Houlihan, PBVM
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Sr Loreto Houlihan, PBVM


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Track 1: Growing up in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary in the 1920s and 30s. Joining the Congregation of the Presentation Sisters in their noviciate in England in 1943, at the age of sixteen. Track 2: Her appointment to India in 1944. She describes the journey from Liverpool Docks to her destination in Bombay, and the long train journey to Madras. Track 3: She gives an account of the schools she taught in, and the areas in which she missioned over the years, including Chennai, Parambur and Kodaikanal, and the difficulties in learning the language. Track 4: Her teaching the tribal children in Bikar. Track 5: Her first holiday back in Ireland in 1959. Track 6: A background to the politics of South India, where she worked. Track 7: She discusses the conditions in, and the support from, the local communities. The legacy of the Irish Presentation Sisters and the current situation of the Indian Presentation Sisters.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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7.64 MB, 17.43 MB, 5.77 MB, 5.44 MB, 6.61 MB, 12.81 MB

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A Missionary in India for 67 years

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore