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Latest newsletter. Br Simone visits a fresh expression of the religious life in Italy. New ministry in Slovakia and the life of a school chaplain
One of our ongoing ministries is with people who are sick or in ill health. The Brisbane Friary has accommodation for families who need to travel to Brisbane to visit relatives or friends who are undergoing treatment in one of our neighbouring hospitals. Br James is a Doctor at one of these hospitals and previously worked in Darwin. Br Nathan is a nurse and has worked in remote aboriginal communities. He presently at a remote school in country Queensland. Brothers Daniel & Simone provide Chaplaincy and Pastoral care in two and sometimes three hospital near the Friary. Our church provides on going support to a number of people who have mental illnesses.
A good number of people gathered at St Philips Church for the Profession of Br Simone on the Feast of St Bonaventura. Br Brain preached the sermon. Br James co ordinated the music. It was a very joyful occasion celebrated after the service in the Friary. There was much Italian wine and a beautiful profession cake made by Pam, one of our parishioners. A number of people who shared in Simone’s ministry at our local hospital and St John’s Home were present along with parishioners and those who supported Simone during his noviciate.
After spending three years as a Novice Brother Simone will be professed on Saturday 13th July in Brisbane at our Parish Church. Br Simone comes from Italy.He came to New Zealand to work in the tourist industry as he knows Asian Languages and culture from his University studies. He has spent time in Hamilton, Brisbane and Stroud during his time as novice.
Farther Andrew SDC one of the first Anglican Franciscans in England and Dorothy Bolton or “Boltie” from AustraliaPages 2 and 3-2 fran 5