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  • Rev Mick O'Donnell 1 month

    Frank. You’re a rascal: always quirky, yet insightful, loving and encouraging in your perception of life. Thank you for your ministry and this homily and acknowledgment of your parents influence on your life. Keep up your good work fostering the Good News of our Gracious Lord. From fellow rascal, Deacon Mick O’Donnell

  • Tom O'Gorman 1 month

    Sorry to learn of your mum’s death. Thanks for sharing this with me. Thanks for our brotherhood that enables us to rejoice and grieve together. Courage!
    Tom

  • Tony Kevin 1 month

    Thiis is beautiful writing, Frank. Thank you. What a mother you all had.

  • michael Elligate 1 month

    Words are inadequate Frank, I know you will miss her,

    but her presence will never leave you. Fond Regards, Michael Elligate

  • Peter Reid 1 month

    Dear Frank,
    I am writing to compliment you for the inspirational and eloquent Homily you crafted for your mother.
    I empathise with you on several counts, having visited my mother almost daily for the past seven years she was in Lulworth and having finally farewelled her on the Feast of the Assumption barely a month ago at age 104.5.
    Both our mothers had much in common.
    My condolences,
    Peter Reid

  • Brian O'Keeffe 4 weeks

    Father Frank, I am a stranger to you moved by a grieving son’s words. Now in my 93rd year I was a fellow classmate of your father Ged at Downlands College Toowoomba 1941/44. My daughter, teaching at Merici College ACT, knowing of that connection has passed them on to me confident I would appreciate them which I truly have. My own mother died 54 years ago yet remains with me still. My condolenes to you and family members.

    • Frank Brennan SJ 3 weeks

      Dad was delighted to receive your message.  Thank you Brian.

  • G J Briscoe-Hough 2 weeks

    In preparing our Order’s latest journal, I quoted from the closing address of Vatican II:
    “The Catholic religion is man’s life because it determines life’s nature and destiny; it gives life its real meaning, it establishes the supreme law of life and infuses it with that mysterious activity which …divinises it.”

    Such a view may seem a little lofty, and to the unchurched, seen as nothing short of arrogant. But in reading of the ‘Brennan Mission’ and the life of such a authentic Catholic Mother, that vision of St Paul VI was clearly a lived reality. What a blessing those of us with such mother’s have had and how lucky to have that daily preaching returned and liturgically summarised by the fruit of one’s womb!