January 10, 2020

From the Archives

Franciscan Sisters making a difference to students in Papua New Guinea

The Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg had a long-standing mission in Papua New Guinea, from 1960-2011. They initially taught in grade schools but when the country was declared independent in 1975, local teachers took over the grade school teaching roles, and the Franciscan sisters began teaching in high schools and colleges. In this 1984 photo, Oldenburg Franciscan Sister Brendan Boyle, center, speaks with Franciscan Sisters of Mercy in Papua New Guinea.

The Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg had a long-standing mission in Papua New Guinea, from 1960-2011. They initially taught in grade schools but when the country was declared independent in 1975, local teachers took over the grade school teaching roles, and the Franciscan sisters began teaching in high schools and colleges. In this 1984 photo, Oldenburg Franciscan Sister Brendan Boyle, center, speaks with Franciscan Sisters of Mercy in Papua New Guinea.
 

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