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Br. Gabriel, Br. Adam, Br. Kenneth and Br. David

On 2 August, 2011, Solemnity of Our Lady Queen of the Angels, 4 young men  began the journey of their religious vocation as they became aspirants at the Marian Friary of Our Lady Help of Christians, Toodyay, WA, Australia. Pictured from left to right are: Br. Gabriel Pophillat (Singapore),  Br. Adam Waugh (Newcastle, NSW), Br. Kenneth Gan (Brisbane, QLD)  and Br. David Dono (Perth, WA).

It is hoped that a fifth aspirant will also be joining the brothers. As aspirants the brothers will be participating in the community life of prayer and work as they also receive classes of formation in the religious life and the charism of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. We give thanks to the Immaculate for the grace of vocations for the Australian Mission and pray that more young men in Australia will soon be inspired to consecrate their lives to God sealed by the Marian Vow. Please pray for them!  Ave Maria!



Fr. Giles

The Australian Mission also gives thanks to the Immaculate for the arrival of Fr. Giles Mary who has returned to Australia after a long period of formation in the USA and Italy. Fr. Giles is assigned to the friary of Our Lady Help of Christians in Toodyay, Western Australia and will be assisting in the formation of the aspirants as well as other duties. Fr. Giles celebrated his first Holy Mass at his home parish on 30 July at  St. Anthony’s Church in Wanneroo. Fr. Giles was joined by his family as well as the communities of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate for this special occassion. When told by several  individuals that they were looking forward to seeing him, Fr. Giles replied in his usual good humored way, “I’m looking forward to being seen.”  We give thanks to the Immaculate for both the ordination and return of Fr. Giles to the Australian Mission!  Ave Maria!

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