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Iona College’s first student returns for 60th anniversary celebrations

Fr Bill Ousley

BILL Ousley was the first young student to step through the gates of Iona College 60 years ago. He was schooled by priests of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) from Year 6 to graduation, and it was their inspiration that led him to become a priest himself. “Because they were a community. I always noticed that,” Fr Ousley ... Read More »

Fr John O’Doherty’s sailed the journey of life with faith, hope

BRISBANE-born missionary priest Fr John O’Doherty has a life-defining connection with the sea. Celebrating 50 years as an Oblate priest, 83-year-old Fr O’Doherty remembered how, while still at school, he was introduced to the world of sailing by one of his schoolmates. Later it opened up the more challenging life of ocean racing. This was part of life giving lessons ... Read More »

French Revolution gave way to Missionary Oblates

Australian Oblates

FRANCE’S saving grace after the French Revolution came directly from a young Catholic priest with a heart to save the souls of the poor and forgotten. St Eugene de Mazenod, a man born into wealth and nobility, felt called to renew the Church and work with the poor in France, founding the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. ... Read More »

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