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In this interview Sr. Martine Mayborg highlights Mother Cephas's "Motherhouse Message" for the call to mission work in Papua New Guinea and her overall experience of traveling and teaching there. Sr. Martine was one of the first four Sisters of St. Francis (Oldenburg) to be sent there for their mission work, teaching various subjects disciplines to elementary school children. Sr. Martine describes the unlikely circumstances for the Sisters' undertaking of the mission work, as well as the conditions experienced there. In particular, she describes cultural experiences relating to the gender and social status, food, and language of the native people, as well as the gradual development toward independence gained 1975.

Date

7-29-2014

Interviewee

Sr. Martine Mayborg

Interviewer

Mary Ellen Lennon

Format

mp3 audio

Duration

1:03:02

Location

Oldenburg, Indiana

Keywords

Mendi, Kagua, Tari, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Capuchins, Papua New Guinea, Australia

Disciplines

Catholic Studies | Oral History | United States History | Women's History

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Copyright 2017 Marian University (Indianapolis, Indiana). Users of this material are kindly requested to appropriate credit to Marian University in compliance with copyright and intellectual property law. Under Title 17, U.S. Code, this material may be protected by United States Copyright Law governing the reproduction, distribution, display or other uses of protected works.

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