His Grace Archbishop Redwdod left Sydney by the steamer ' Atua' on July 21" for Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga;, and will Return to Wellington .via Auckland. _, . - . r -
Right Rev. ,Dr. Doyle, Bishop of Lismore (N.S.W.), who , is visiting his native land, has been telling the people there that Lismore, on the Richmond, was given ..that, name by a -Scotch-,-man, whose wife was^-a native of Lismore, Waterford, • her maiden name being- O'Brien. * " " • ~ - '" 1 '-'-_'
The Rev. Brother Bodkin, Superior of the Christian Brothers' Orphanage, Clontarf, Victoria Park, W.A.,_ completed-his fiftieth year in the Brotherhood on July 12. Forty out of the fifty .years have been spent in the education of-" the youth -of Australasia, the last ten having been in West Australia."
The silver sacerdotal jubilee of the Rev. D.- Horan,. Bacchus^ Marsh, Vie, was celebrated in. an enthusiastic manner by hi.? congregation on July nr With the object of honoring the Rev. D. Horan they met him in St. Bernard's Hall and presented him with a handsome gold chalice- as a -mark of their appreciation of the good work jie has done during the 22 years he has been stationed at Bacchus Marsh. Speaking at the celebration Councillor Cain stated that during the 22 years ' Father Horan had resided amongst them he had collected in aid cf the parochial buildings. The Most Rev. Drr Redwood, Archbishop of Wellington, ." visited Holy Cross College, -Ryde, "on July 18, for the purpose of K*obtaining a community of the Patrician Brothers for one of the large centres of his archdiocese (says the ' Catholic Press '). He conferred with the Rev. Brother Stanislaus, Provincial of - the Brothers of St. Patrick, on the subject, the basic arrangements being satisfactory to all concerned. The Superior-General -" of the Brothers will in due time be notified of the Archbishop's desire, and if he grants the" required permission, the new foundation will be made within twelve or eighteen months. ■ ' ' The twentieth anniversary of the appointment of the Rev. - Father T. Rogers to the pastoral charge of Branxton (N.S.W ) was celebrated on Sunday, July 19, and to honor the event the people subscribed .£4OO to clear off the balance of an expenditure of is iod for church purposes in Branxton alone. Since Father Rogers' advent the expenditure in the outlying districts for the same purposes during that .time has been Two new churches were built-in the Wolombi district; a new church and convent in Cessnock ; a school in Greta ; a church, school, and convent in Glendonbrook ; and in Branxton a new 'convent at a 1 cost of over and a large addition to the presbytery besides. From Seville, Spain, under date June 13, the Very Rev. - Dean Phelan, V.G., has received a letter from his , Grace the Archbishop of Melbourne, who, with the Bishop of Ballarat, was - at the time of writing travelling through Spain. The Most Rev. prelate, in the course of his letter, said they had travelled through ihe greater cities of Spain, and seen most of the great ' cathedrals and palaces of the Spanish kings. The Archbishop speaks in glowing terms of the wonderful art treasures which he had seen, including the best of Murillo's paintings. 'We were most fortunate in the matter of agreeable weather, ahd^ although . in the midst of summer, the atmosphere was not oppressive. ' The high .honor of the freedom of the City "of . Kilkenny, conferred on Mr. Thomas Loughlin, of Ballarat - (nephew •of the '"" late Martin Loughlin), "who carried out the wishes of his uncle* and built a splendid church in that city, 'has given very general satisfaction here (writes the iviclbourne correspondent of the 'Freeman's Journal'). With a lavish hand, Mr. Thomas Loughlin has disbursed' the means at his disposal during the past six or seven years ■of "tts residence, in Victoria. The Very Rev. Dean Phslan, V.G., received a cable from his Grace Archbishop. Carr last week, that he and Bishop Higgins, of Ballarat, arrived in London on June 19, and on June 30 bov.i- prelates assisted, at the consecration of the new parish church, Kilkenny, Mr. Loughlin being also amongst the visitors. The church, which is allowed to be one of" the most perfect examples of Gothic; architecture in Ireland, cost • __
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