Sr Marian O’Sullivan, OP
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Sr Marian O’Sullivan, OP


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Track 1: Growing up in Macroom, Co Cork, her profession in 1951 and her mission was to Cape Town in 1953. Track 2: After graduating at Stellenbosch University she taught in a number of schools belonging to the community. She talks about religious life before and after the 2nd Vatican Council and her experience of being involved in education in South Africa during the apartheid era and later as the struggle for liberation gathered momentum. Track 3: When she was elected Prioress General of her Congregation in 1986 she returned to live in Ireland. In this capacity she became familiar with the mission of the Dominican sisters in Ireland, Latin America and Portugal. After twelve years in Central Leadership she embarked on a new field of study which she continues in the Centre for Ecology and Spirituality in Wicklow, Ireland. Track 4: In 1972 she was appointed to a school in Pretoria, teaching in what had been a Dutch colony, the difficulties and challenges involved. Track 5: She broke rules to educate both coloured and white students at Springfield during the apartheid struggle. Track 6: In 1986 she was elected Congregation Superior for the community in Ireland and in other countries.

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Audio series:

IMU Missionary Stories Project


160 kbps

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48 hours

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10.82 MB, 11.73 MB, 16.84 MB, 8.51 MB, 30.64 MB

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A Missionary in South Africa

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore