Hungarian interview - Columba Kish

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Columba Kish, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Columba Kish
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Columba Kish, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.80
Subject Kish, Columba
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Sister Columba Kish talks about her parents and the hardships that they faced living in Hungary. They decided to immigrate to Canada, and Sister Kish provides information about the trip. The family initially settled Saskatchewan, in a Hungarian farming community. She talks about the Hungarian churches in Saskatchewan, as well as her early education and career goals. Sister Kish entered the community of Sisters of Social Service. She then went to nursing school in Montreal before moving to Toronto. Sister Kish talks about a man named Friar Leo Austin, and the Hungarian community in Toronto. The Sisters moved to Toronto and into a community centre on Grange Rd. They had a campaign to buy a church at the corner of Dundas and Spadina. She talks about the community spirit and dedication of the parish. Sister Kish explains about how new waves of immigrants who arrived between 1948 and 1956 changed the character of the parish. Sister Kish speaks more about the work of the Sisters of Social Service, the parish organizations and activities, Hungarian Saturday school, and also the future of church.
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