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In this oral history Sr. Doris Holohan describes her persistence (despite an initial setback) as well as her joy in eventually being able to serve the Sisters' mission work in Papua New Guinea. In addition to relating her experiences as an educator, she details the cultural differences and obstacles both the Sisters as well as the native people experienced with the burgeoning intercultural interaction. Specifically, she describes the inherent challenges for women stemming from the patriarchal society in Papua New Guinea, specifically the difficulty for them in adjusting to religious life, professional life, and realizing their true spiritual selves or gifts. Despite the challenges, she notes the the positive strides of the people, and the realization of the time she knew their mission work was completed.

Date

8-20-2014

Interviewee

Sr. Doris Holohan

Interviewer

Mary Ellen Lennon

Format

mp3 audio

Duration

55:12

Location

Oldenburg Indiana

Keywords

Papua New Guinea, mission work, Capuchin Friars, Mendi, Kagua, Franciscan, Oldenburg

Disciplines

Catholic Studies | Missions and World Christianity | Oral History | United States History | Women's History

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