Sr Pauline Lawlor, DC
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Sr Pauline Lawlor, DC


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Track 1: Growing up in Ballyracket, Co Kilkenny in the 1930s and 40s, her education before she entered the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity in 1951. She spent five years teaching in a primary school in North William Street and then ten years teaching in the novitiate in Blackrock. Track 2: She was one of the first to do a diploma in Religious Education at Mater Dei. In 1973 she arrived in Port Harcourt, and travelled on to Uyo where she spent a short period living with the postulants and getting to know Nigeria. She then moved to Eleme, Port Harcourt where she became the Seminary Directress of the first three Nigerian Daughters of Charity. The next three years were spent training those Sisters and others who came to join them. In 1976 she was called back to Ireland, to take up a position as Provincial Superior. Track 3: She talks about her time as Superior. Track 4: She was elected as General Counsellor at the General Assembly in Rome in 1991. She spent six years based at the Motherhouse in Paris and visiting the English-speaking Provinces throughout the world. Track 5: Her return to Ireland to do social work in Ballyfermot.

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IMU Missionary Stories Project


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48 hours

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A Missionary in India for 67 years

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore