Sr Maeve McMahon, OP
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Sr Maeve McMahon, OP


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Track 1: Growing up in Belfast in the 1940s and 50s, her education, and her time as a Novice, and studying for her B.A. Track 2: Her mission New Orleans in 1971. She details the work, and the challenges she faced. Track 3: She compares prejudices against black people in New Orleans with those against Catholics in Belfast. She describes her responsibilities in running a school in New Orleans, for ten years, and the setting up of a new school, where she worked for another nine years. Track 4: Hurricane Katrina, and its devastating effects on the people there. She spent 27 years in mission work, and returned home to a different Ireland.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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19.05 MB, 10.51 MB, 8.26 MB, 10.68 MB

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A Missionary in New Orleans

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore