There was this mission – Mapeo – that everyone hated; hostile people, no progress. Men fell sick there; said it should be abandoned. My bishop asked me would I take it over. Being young and brave then, I said Sure, no trouble. Any advice? Make them love you, he said.
Kevin Malachi Cullen spent forty years in the African bush, with an interlude of fifteen years spent in the Liberties of Dublin, editing the Augustinian Mission News. He eventually returned to Ireland in 1995 to find that, while he was busy building a new Christendom in Africa, things had changed radically in Ireland …
A very human and moving story, Make Them Love You provides an unparalleled insight into the world of the thousands of young Irish men and women who created the ‘second Golden Age’ of the Irish missionary effort.