Today we witnessed an important historical event at FDMC with the presentation of a range of personal items that belonged to Father Francis Vernon Douglas. It was a privilege to host members of the Douglas family and show them the College named in honour of there famous family member. The following are excepts from the assembly programme we will have some photos in the near future.
Tuesday April 15 2014
Presentation of Relics of Francis Vernon Douglas
Guests process into the Gymnasium carrying the relics
Jeannie and Craig McElroy
Peter McDonald, Kevin Murphy
Linda and Richard Crowe
Mr Chamberlain, Mr. Mustchin, Fr. Craig
Guests presented gifts to
Tanaka Utete, Du’ Plessis Kirifi, Jake Limmer, Jordy Barrett.
Who will place the gifts on the table with the relics that the College already has.
Relics to be on display during the assembly
Which the College possesses
Mass Kit from Church at Paete
Praelectiones Biblicae New Testament 1930
Roman Breivary 1936
Japanese propaganda leaflet.
Note addressed to himself.
Compendium Sacrae Liturgie 1925
Brian Vale Cricket Bat.
Relics being presented during the Assembly
Cigarette cases (2)
Copy of “ A modern Pilgrim’s progress”
Book of meditations
Lace from a surplice
The cloth used to wrap Francis Douglas’ hands during ordination
Black bib from a clerical suit.
Arithmetic book from Johnsonville primary school
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