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Collection 531 Oral History Interview with Mary M. Cagney

Identifier: CN 531

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Mary Majella Cagney in which she describes her childhood, family, spiritual development, conversion and Christian life, Irish Catholicism, education, interaction between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, Irish Evangelicalism, charismatics, Evangelical agencies working in the country, women's role in church, Leanne Payne's Pastoral Care Ministries conferences, Wheaton College Graduate School, strengths and weaknesses of the Evangelical church in Ireland, reconciliation attempts, her work for Kingdom Come Trust and publication of BREAD, journalism, political turmoil as it relates to ministry, impressions of American churches, application for a Fulbright scholarship to attend Wheaton. The time period covered by the interviews is 1960 to 1996.

Mary M. Cagney was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on May 1, June 19, and June 28, 1996 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1996

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of Tape 1 and all of Tape 4 are restricted until November 28, 2051.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Mary Majella Cagney

Birth: June 20, 1960, Limerick, Ireland


Parents: William and Theresa (O'Dwyer) Cagney

Siblings: Six younger sisters: Dolores, Breed, Nuila, Trace, Rosaire, Sheila

Conversion: March 1980


1979-1983 - University College, Dublin, B.S. Mathematics and Physics

1983-1984 - Kevin St. College of Technology, honors degree in Physics

1995-1997 - Wheaton College, M.A.


1990-1994 - Bread, Media/Editorial Board

1990-1992 - Living Waters, Counseling

1991-1992 - Living Waters, Coordinator

Other Significant Information:

Involved in serious automobile accident in 1981 and in hospital for nine months. Authored many articles for various publications, e.g. Bread, Christianity Today, World Pulse.

1989 - Pastoral Care Ministries, Counseling


4 Audio Tapes

203 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Mary M. Cagney in May and June 1996.

Accession: 96-32, 96-54, 96-58

October 12, 2001

Wayne D. Weber

Collection 531 Oral History Interview with Mary M. Cagney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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