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Former Iona College rector Fr Peter Daly dies in Perth

THE first Old Boy rector of Brisbane’s Iona College, Fr Peter Daly will be remembered as a man of giving who made a significant and lasting contribution to Oblate education. “His legacy does not just lie in these changes but in the wisdom he demonstrated, and his compassion and understanding of humanity,” Iona College rector Fr Michael Twigg said.    ... 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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