News - 2009
Oswald Dumbari was ordained deacon on December 13th at Newton College, PNG.
Brother Colin died in Honiara on November 13th, 2009. He had been hospitalised for cancer treatment, initially in Auki, and then in Honiara.
He was born 29th September, 1936.
Admitted as a novice in SSF 26th September, 1964
First Professed on 13th September, 1967
Life Professed on 29 September, 1970.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Nathan-James made his profession in life vows on October 31st in Brisbane.
Martin John made his first profession of vows on October 15th at Alnmouth.
CSF sisters in Korea, Frances and Jemma made their profession in life vows on 8 September 2009. Photos on Joyce's Picasa page.
PNG brothers and international guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the beginning of SSF work in PNG in July 2009. Photos are available on Dr Chris Richards' Picasa page.
The Fourteenth Annual Franciscan Lecture was given by Sue Groom TSSF at Hilfield on the topic of Justice Themes in Deuteronomy.
Jackson Stance, Patrick Paoni, Judah Kea and George Dau made their profession in first vows in the Solomon Islands on May 24th.
Matthew Callow and Vaughan Tompkins were admitted as novices at Evening Prayer at Hilfield on Pentecost Sunday, 31st May 2009; they are known in community as Brother Matthew and Brother Vaughan respectively.
Stiubhart McPhail’s admission as Brother Barnabas Francis took place at Hilfield on Saturday 16th May 2009 at Evening Prayer.
Alfred BoonKong was re-elected Minister Provincial for a further three-year term at the ANZ Chapter
Nathan-James was elected to life profession at the same ANZ Chapter.
Brother James Sou of the Province of the Solomon Islands died on Friday January 30th after being admitted to the Central Hospital the previous day. He was born in 1945, admitted as a novice in 1997, and made his profession in vows on February 4th, 2001. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Angelo celebrated his 80th birthday on January 6th.
Jenny Tee made her first profession on January 24th in Birmingham.