It was rewarding to read “Lodge dedication honours Father Treacy”, which brought back memories of an outstandingly sincere young priest – and an equally committed community of Christian Brothers – in Yeppoon, during school years, with an occasional later “crossing of paths.”
I was particularly blessed to be baptised into the Faith, at age 11, by Fr Treacy and still keep my First Communion Day Missal with its beautifully handwritten inscription – the care taken with the inscription a small indication of the dedication that he would apply to his lifetime vocation.
Fr Kevin Treacy is one of those rare people – though not rare in our Religious – who have done it as well as possible at every stage of their lives – I’m married to another – she’s allowed one mistake.
Great to hear that Father is still in top voice. I occasionally find myself in the shower trying to belt out his “Jerusalem!” or “Bless This House” as was often heard unforgettably in the halls of (St) Brendan’s (Yeppoon) – where a code was set for life.
These men may be celibate but in other ways they have influenced a progeny that is as many as “grains of sand.”
I have read that “the foundation of any sin is doubt – in God.” That has been Father’s great strength – he has never doubted.
Fr Kevin Treacy is worthy of an award as “Australian of Our Times”, but would not seek such accolades, setting a genuine example of humility – a reflection of the many religious champions who serve us.
His only goal has been to “know Him, love Him and serve Him here on earth and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven”.
Thanks for your help – and to all who walk that path.
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