Z-SWAG IN THE WILD – Down Under Edition

His Hermeneuticalness is Down Under at the moment and he caught sight of some Z-Swag!

Check it out.

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  1. Hank Igitur says:

    Nice picture
    I see Fr Glen Tattersall there in conversation, rector of the Latin Mass Group in Melbourne Australia.

    Thanks for the coverage of the southern hemisphere, Fr. We are quite active here!

  2. Supertradmum says:

    Father Z, how about swag skirts and swag mantillas? You are creative and could come up with something, I am sure.

  3. Montenegro says:

    Yes that is Fr. Peter Joseph a beautiful priest, specialist on St. Edmund Campion, and fiery homilist in conversation with Fr. Tattersall. Fr. Joseph says (probably) the most reverent NO Mass in the Sydney archdiocese – it’s the one the traddies attend on SUN eve if we miss the morning TLM at another parish. Fr. Joseph also has the TLM every Saturday morning. Both excellent, intelligent priests and faithful shepherds.

  4. Montserrat says:

    c’est magnifique ! What a great idea! I want to crochet/knit/sew some right away!

  5. Peter G says:

    Greetings from Melbourne!
    I am the guilty party proudly wearing my “Say The Black Do The Red” top.
    His Hermineuticalness is here as keynote speaker at the annual conference of our Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.The photo was taken last Wednesday evening at a public lecture given by Fr.
    Finnigan.Our Confraternity has been going for 26 years and I have been a lay associate member for 22 years.All the bishops and priests who are confraternity members are strident defenders of catholic teaching,loyalty to the Papacy,good liturgy,the TLM and all the other things that those of us who visit and comment on this blog love.
    I must confess finding my photo on Fr.Z’s blog is the highlight of my year.Hopefully he may get to visit us in the not too distant future.
    Blessings to all and especially Fr.Z

  6. Jenelle says:

    Ahhh this gives me hope!

    I am an expat from Melbourne, nearly an American citizen. I always thought if we ever move back to Australia, our faith would be terribly challenged just because where we are now, we feel totally blessed to be part of an amazing parish and I never got that while in Australia. Could things be on the upswing? :) :)

  7. Montenegro says:

    Peter G: good onya. ;).
    Jenelle: definitely on the upswing. I’m a Yank in Oz and your people do wonderful TLMs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brissie, Adelaide and Perth (so i hear), also Albury and Wangaratta. :) God bless!

  8. Norah says:

    Fr Peter Joseph, of Lebanese descent also celebrates the Maronite Rite Mass. He edited that wonderful former high school textbook “Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine” by Abp Michael Sheehan. I, an adult, found that textbook challenging. How well formed must have been the high school students of former generations.

  9. Norah says:

    G’day Peter G! Melbournian also. 5 degrees where I am at the moment. Have a great day. Montenegro, the Opus Dei priests at St Mary’s West Melbourne also say a very reverent Mass in the Ordinary Form.

  10. Montenegro says:

    Thanks Norah – good to know. I am in Sydney, though. :)

  11. Peter in Canberra says:

    A swag was a bundle carried by itinerants in the Australian bush during the depressions of the 1890s and 1920/30s – ‘swagmen’.
    However ‘The Swag’ is also the title of the journal of the other Australian clergy association – The National Council of Priests. Definitely not to be confused with the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy …

  12. RafkasRoad says:

    There are other young NO priests who also serve Christ and His flock admirably in Sydney, not fearing to speak of the need to follow our Saviour, His laws, the reality of sin and satan, along with preparedness in our faith for harder times ahead. Priests such as this also make incredible confessors.

    Do any Australian readers here know of good Maronite Rite services in the Shoal Haven district? (I am a convert to Maronite Catholicismj this past eighteen months, having been received into my local South West Sydney Maronite Parish in October 2011).

    If this Fr. Joseph is the Fr. Joseph I think he is, I’ve participated in one of his Maronite masses only a few months ago…

    Additionally, if I cannot make my normal Maronite mass, can readers suggest a good roman Rite mass close to the Lakembah area (as I cannot drive and rely upon my husband who does not go to mass , but very very supportive of my needs) to drive me; disability precludes my driving. Also; the church needs to be guide dog friendly.

    I wish I could meet in person with some of the amazing Australian Catholic Christians who write here.


    Aussie Maronite.
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    For those who need assistance with computer access in large print, speech output or Braille support try ‘System Access’ from http://www.serotek.com who also do amazing work with US veterans who have acquired significant vision impairment in the line of duty.

    St. Charbel, pray for us,
    St. Maron, Pray for us,
    St. Lucy, Pray for us.

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