Africa Aid/Development religion

Sister Sister

Ah, the wireless. Sure where would you be of an aul winter evening without the magic box in the corner?

I’d spent a long time looking for this old radio documentary I cobbled together for a college project when, finally, it appeared in an old clippings folder.

It’s an interview with my dad’s aunt Peggy, a Loreto sister who spent 43 years in Kenya with the order as a teacher. She crossed paths with Mother Teresa and taught a child,Wangari Maathai, who ended up winning a Nobel peace prize. Not a bad lifetime’s work.

I’ve started doing some podcasts for another website, and thought I’d throw this one up here for the record. Enjoy.

One Comment

  1. My aunt Peggy left Ireland before I was born.
    She turned up on our doorstep at very infrequent intervals as a relative and a stranger. I am sure her time in a Ireland as a member of a family well respected in Dublin society (her father was a famous surgeon) and then to complete poverty in Kenya would make a fascinating life history.

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