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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - September 22, 1944, Adelaide, South AustraliaNational Library of Australia Centenary of Bishop Murphy s arrival in Adelaide next week s solemnities will Honor heroic pastors and people who founded the our Chi in South Australia or. Francis Murphy first Bishop of Adelaide and founder of the Church in South Australia. Born Navan county meath Ireland 1795 ordained priest Maynooth College 1825 arrived Sydney 1838 consecrated Bishop of Adelaide sept. 8, 1844 arrived Adelaide nov. 6, 1844 died april 27, 1858. Below st. Francis Xavier s Cathedral within which lie the mortal remains of Bishop Murphy. Commencing on sunday next sept. 24, and continuing during the week to the grand conclusion on the first sunday of october the celebrations arranged to Mark the conclusion of the first Hundred years of the foundation and development of the Church in South Australia will be attended by 13 members of the Hierarchy and Many other prominent figures in the Church throughout Australia. Hosts to the Centenary functions will be disgrace the archbishop of Adelaide the most Rev. M. Be Vicli is seventh in the line of succession from the heroic Bishop Francis Murphy first Bishop of Adelaide and his lord ship the Bishop of port Augusta the most Rev. T. Mccabe diocese was formed in 1887 from the vast Inland territory Over which or. Murphy came to Rule. The third diocese in the province of Adelaide that of Darwin formerly Victoria and palmers to which was founded in 1848 As a vicariate apostolic will be represented by his lord ship the most Rev. F. X. Gsell m.s.c., d.d., ., whose work of a life time among the aborigines and native Peoples of new Guinea and adjacent islands has won him a unique place ail Fig the great missionary figures of Australia. Wjk the Centenary celebrations have been necessarily limited in scope owing to current War time conditions. Nevertheless it is expected that they will be a fitting memorial to the great Bishop Murphy father and founder of the Church in these regions to his successors in the see of Adelaide and the see of port Augusta to the heroic clergy and faithful people of the past Century. Especially will this be the Case if the splendid Centenary project initiated by the people under the direction of archbishop Beovich be crowned with Success. This project Aims at the establish ment of a major ecclesiastical Seminary at Ade Laide for the whole province of South Australia. Such a foundation would enable the students attending the minor Seminary to Complete Here their studies and training for the Priesthood. Reference to the matter will be found elsewhere in this Issue. In addition to the Centenary programme., two special events have been arranged for the coming week. On sunday afternoon members of the propagation of the Faith society throughout the state will meet at the Australia Hall Angas Street where they will be addressed by members of the Hierarchy and the National director it was from the propagation of the Faith society at Lyons France that Bishop Murphy was assisted in the first years of his great struggle to found churches schools and missions in the state. The second event will be the state convention of the National Catholic Rural movement which with its objective of bringing Back Christ to the land and the land to Christ is steadily transforming the Rural life Long neglected in this state and in Australia. A Mong the prelates who will come to Adelaide for the Centenary celebrations Are his Grace tie archbishop of Brisbane the most Rev. Or. James Duhig his Grace the archbishop of Sydney the most Rev. Or. Norman t. Gilroy his Grace the coadjutor archbishop of Melbourne the most Rev. Or. Justin d. Simonds his lordship the Bishop of Maitland the most Rev. Or. Edmund Gleeson his lordship the Bishop of port Augusta the most Rev. Or. T. Mccabe his lordship the Bishop of Ballarat the most Rev. Or. James p. O Collins his lord ship the Bishop of Ragga the most Rev. Or. Francis Henschke his lordship the Bishop of Toowoomba the most Rev. Or. Joseph b. Roper his lordship the Bishop of Geraldton the most Rev. Or. Alfred Glim Mer his lordship the coadjutor Bishop of Lismore the most Rev. Or. Patrick j. Farrelly his lord ship the Bishop of Darwin the most Rev. Or. Francis x. Gsell m.s.c., His lordship the by shop of Wilcannia Forbes the most Rev. Or. Thomas m. Fox

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