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Unveiling of Geoghegan Statue

June 9, 2017

The unveiling and blessing of Darien Pullen's sculpture of Patrick Bonaventure Geoghegan OSF took place on Saturday 4 June 2017 at St Francis' Church, Melbourne.

 

At last!  On a sunny but cold Pentecost Sunday afternoon the long-awaited sculpture of pioneer Melbourne priest, the Irish Franciscan Patrick Bonaventure Geoghegan (1805-1864), was jointly unveiled at St Francis' by the Australian Franciscan Provincial, Philip Miscamble, and our own Graeme Duro SSS.  The statue was duly blessed by Bishop Peter Elliott, standing in for Archbishop Denis Hart, before prayers were led by the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier.

For a more detailed article and background leading up to this important event, click here.