Sr Marie Collins (b. 1918)
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Sr Marie Collins (b. 1918)


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Sister Marie Collins entered the Presentation Order in 1936 and has spent over seventy years in religious life. She recalls that there was always music in her home during her childhood, and she learnt to play the piano. In 1938, during her early days in the Presentation Order, she took lessons in the organ from Herr Fleischmann Snr. He would arrive at the convent on his bicycle and Sr Marie clearly recalls his striking appearance and his long flowing white hair. She speaks in detail about his great teaching techniques. She discusses the huge changes in religious life over the decades, and her long and enjoyable years as a music teacher and organist.

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Fleischmann Collection


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Valuable memories

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe