Monday, September 23, 2013

BRISBANE ORATORY NEWS PRIESTS ON RETREAT -SEMINARIAN RECEIVES HABIT

SHAWN MURPHY RECEIVES THE HABIT
The great work of advancing toward the opening of the Brisbane Oratory is steadily progressing.

In recent days two significant developments took place:

A.  Father Paul Chandler and the other three Priests who will be founding members of the Brisbane Oratory have been on Retreat in pursuit of the development of the Oratorian spirituality. The other three Priests - it is understood that two are from other Dioceses - have not yet been named, in order to avoid disturbing their present assignments.


                                     Shawn Murphy kneels after vesting in the habit.

B. The Seminarian Shawn Murphy has received the Oratorian habit at the Oratorian Seminary in Canada.


The development of the Brisbane Oratory is proceeding in a careful and considered way, as befits such a great work. In due course His Grace Archbishop Mark Coleridge will announce the Church which will be the Oratory , and closer to its establishment the names of the other Priests of the Oratory will be announced. And as that time draws nearer, who knows but that other young men may offer themselves as Seminarians in order to join in this grand apostolate. 

Archbishop Coleridge is to be particularly praised for encouraging and facilitating this great work!

2 comments:

hughosb said...

Ad multos annos!

Mary Abraham said...

Brisbane certainly needs some form of re-vitalisation in its priestly formation. The Oratory offers nothing 'exotic', but simply Catholic liturgy properly conducted.

Fr. Paul Chandler is a fine priest. He preaches wonderfully and intelligently, and is one of the few priests who appears actually to have read and be willing to follow the rubrics.

Given the woeful state of vocations and priestly formation in Brisbane something like the Oratory will be a real step forward.