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Fr Christopher Austin SM(0)

August 1, 2019

Born in Hastings NZ, 18 August 1936
Professed 7 January 1963
Ordained 1 July 1967
Died 20 May 2019 in Greenwich, NSW,

Christopher Austin grew up in Whakatu, Hawke’s Bay, and went to the Mangateretere Primary School. He received his secondary education from the Marist Fathers at St.… More

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Fr Philip John Soulsby SM

Born 13 October 1931
in Saltash, Cornwall, England
Professed 2 February 1966
Ordained 26 April 1969
Died 22 April 2019 in Brisbane

Phillip John Soulsby, known to all of us as ‘Jack’, was born in Saltash, Cornwall, in the UK. His parents, Ronald and Margaret had two daughters as well as their son, Jack.… More

Fr Peter Carde SM

Born in Whanganui, 4 March 1936
Professed 30 January 1961
Ordained 29 June 1965
Died 3 March 2019 in Havelock North

Peter came from Whanganui, was educated by the Marist Brothers at St Joseph’s in Masterton and, before entering the seminary, he played senior rugby for Marist.… More

Fr David Mullins SM

Born in Christchurch, 29 September 1930
Professed 2 February 1952
Ordained 15 July 1956
Died 24 December 2018, St Joseph’s Home, Herne Bay, Auckland


There is a wonderful promise that Jesus gives us in the Gospel: “whoever sees the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day.” Father David certainly acknowledged Jesus as the Son of God, believed in him, and based his life on that belief.… More

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