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The China Mission Episode 1 - Beginnings - 1920s

25m 27s

From 1920 to 1954, hundreds of Irish men and women served as Roman Catholic missionaries in China. They worked in social, pastoral and disaster relief services at an extraordinarily turbulent but fascinating period of Chinese history. Ordinary Irish people – our relatives - made a commitment to serve their church and engage with a profoundly different culture at the other side of the world. They made a big impact on China – and China made a big impact on them. It is an extraordinary story of cultural interaction, and heroism in the face of natural disaster and political danger.