With great sadness we share the news that Brother Daniel SSF died this morning, 27th September, in Brisbane. He was 85 years of age.
Daniel joined SSF in the UK, was received as a novice on June 5th 1964, and made his first profession on the 24th February 1967 at Hilfield. He then made his life profession at Koki in Papua New Guinea on 30th March 1970. He was one of the founding group of four brothers to open a friary in Solomon Islands later in 1970.
Later, after theological studies at Bishop Patteson Theological College, he was ordained deacon on December 9th 1973 and priest on September 29th 1974. He was transferred to New Zealand in 1983, and later to Australia where he was at the friary in Windale, Newcastle, and then the Brisbane friary.
Daniel held many leadership positions in his years with SSF, including Minister Provincial of the (then) Australia New Zealand Province (1987 – 1997), and Minister General (1997 – 2007).
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.