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St Francis of Assisi
St Francis of Assisi

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Statue commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the arrival of Capuchin friars at Halifax.

On 5th November 1946, the parish of Leichhardt and the chaplaincy of the Italians in the archdiocese of Sydney were committed to the Capuchins by Cardinal Norman Thomas Gilroy. The next foundation was Halifax in the diocese of Townsville. Fr. Egidio was already in north Queensland, residing as a guest at Ingham, but at the disposal of the bishop in caring for the Italian immigrants. Given the appreciation of his dedicated and fruitful efforts together with the developing cordial relations, the bishop offered the parish of St. Peter`s Halifax as soon as it became vacant in 1947.

Location

Address:Scott Street, St Peters Church, Halifax, 4850
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.581266
Long: 146.286438
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1947
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI

25TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE
CAPUCHIN FRIARS
IN ST PETER'S  PARISH,
    HALIFAX
1947 - 1972

Source: MA
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