Fr. Moran of Kathmandu: Pioneer Priest, Educator and Ham Radio Voice of the Himalayas

Fr. Moran of Kathmandu: Pioneer Priest, Educator and Ham Radio Voice of the Himalayas

by Don Messerschmidt


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Marshall Moran set out from Chicago in 1929 to join a Jesuit mission in Asia. Over the next six decades he became one of the continent's most remote celebrities, a pioneer priest and educator and one of the "rare ones" among the world's amateur radio fraternity, at home in the heart of the Himalayas. In India and Nepal he taught the sons of the rich and the poor, the powerful and the unpretentious alike. From simple beginnings he set the first standards for modern education in Nepal. In time, he became known far and wide as "Father Moran of Kathmandu". In this newly revised edition of his biography, writer and anthropologist Don Messerschmidt brings the story of Fr Moran, SJ, to life. It is a remarkable and inspiring tale of quiet accomplishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789745241404
Publisher: Orchid Press
Publication date: 06/16/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations vi

Foreword vii

Introduction to the First Edition, with Acknowledgments xi

Preface to the Second Edition xv

The Young Moran

1 Youth 3

2 Scholar 27

3 Passage to India 48

Early Christian Missionaries in India, Tibet & Nepal

4 Jesuits in India and Tibet 64

5 Early Christian Missions in Nepal 85

Moran in North India

6 Two Years in Bettiah 105

7 Ordination Studies at Kurseong 126

8 The Patna Years 147

Moran in Nepal

9 Into Nepal 175

10 Opening Godavari School 198

11 Affairs of State and High Society 227

12 Men to Serve Others 263

Ham Priest of the Himalayas

13 On the Air 289

14 First Radio 306

15 Voice of Nepal 318

16 Friends Around the World 334

Epilogue 347

Bibliography 352

Index 360

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