Fr. Michael Screene.
Fr. Michael Screene was born in Windfield Lower to Tom and Bridget (McHugh) and was one of twelve children and he being a twin with his sister Delia.
In this interview with Maurice O’Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore, Fr. Michael talks about growing up in north-east Galway in the 1940s and 50s before joining the Missionary of the Sacred Heart, his Ordination in 1963 and his subsequent appointment to Kirkby, near Liverpool for seven years prior to being elected Provincial
Fr. Michael’s second appointment was to Russia in 1995, at the age of 58, and these were certainly pioneering days for the Congregation. He enlightens us on h assignment to Moscow and learning the language. He explains how the Bishop invited them to the Caucasus in 1996 and working in the three republics there. He describes his parish work, the people, the place and how they survived in the day os the Iron Curtain and the aftermath of the Chechen war. Fr. Michael speaks of his appointment as Vicar-General for the last four years of his mission, the much needed financial support from overseas. Finally, he talks briefly about his retirement.
In total this interview lasts for almost one hour and we have uploaded it in two different modules. Please click below…..