Sr Marie Collins: Presentation Sisters, Childhood, Teaching

Title

Sr Marie Collins: Presentation Sisters, Childhood, Teaching

Subject

Religious Life: Spirituality: Education:

Description

Sister Marie describes the restrictions and the pleasures of religious life as a Presentation Sister and as a teacher.
Sister Marie was born (circa 1920) in Limerick, to farming parents. She wanted to be a nun from an early age. She also became a teacher.
She describes the difficulties posed by the change in religious dress proposed as a result of Vatican II, and the inspiration the nuns took from Nano Nagle. She describes the nuns’ life when the order was more enclosed. She talks about her teaching career.
She describes the rules, restrictions and pleasures of convent life in more detail. She describes life in teacher training college during The Emergency.
To entertain themselves in the convent they put on plays and sang songs.

Date

14 July 2000

Identifier

CFP_SR00311_sr.maria_2000

Coverage

Cork, Ireland, 20th Century

Relation

Sr Marie's story was included in our 'Catching Stories' project on infectious diseases. https://corkfolklore.org/health/measles

Source

Cork Folklore Project Audio Archive

Rights

Cork Folklore Project

Language

English

Type

Sound

Format

2 .wav Files

Interviewee

Duration

95min 19sec

Location

Presentation Convent, Turner's Cross, Cork

Original Format

Cassette

Citation

Cork Folklore Project , “Sr Marie Collins: Presentation Sisters, Childhood, Teaching,” accessed June 28, 2022, https://corkfolklore.org/archivecatalolgue/document/192.