Sr Mary O’Byrne, OP
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Sr Mary O’Byrne, OP


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Track 1: Growing up in Wicklow and Wexford in the 1940s and 50s. Qualifying as a teacher before joining the Dominican Sisters. After her profession she taught in Ireland for twelve years. Track 2: In 1979 appointment to Argentina and assignment in Paraná, a city nearly four hundred miles north of Buenos Aires. She describes her time learning the language, orientation and teaching. The Malvinas (Falklands) War in 1982. She details the mood of the people. Track 3: She describes in great detail parish work in the refuse dump on the outskirts of Paraná. After a sabbatical year, returning again to Argentina to work in Buenos Aires with the poor, getting involved in the formation of Catechists, eventually moving in 1993 to Victoria, a city some three hundred miles north of Buenos Aires. Track 4: She describes the integration of eight former members of an Argentine congregation into the sisters’ group in 1992. Track 5: In 1990 being appointed archivist and publishing a history of the mission in Argentina entitled ‘Strands from a Tapestry.’ Returning in 2000 to study Scripture and work on congregational archives.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


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48 hours

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8.93 MB, 14.06 MB, 15.01 MB, 9.84 MB, 9.47 MB

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A Missionary in Argentina for 21 years

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore