The Missionary Life

Many priests from All Hallows wrote about their voyages and first impressions of new lands. Their letters contain accounts of long boat journeys, often followed by cross-country treks to their final destinations on horseback, by carriage and, later, by train.

They also wrote about their experiences, both as ministering priests and as observers of the social history of the day. Some All Hallows priests were witnesses to significant historical events.

Mission took many forms – ministering to those in the developing new worlds of America and Australia, working with the underprivileged or outcasts of society, educating black children during the apartheid regime in South Africa, and supporting migrants or those suffering from AIDS.

Matthew Gibney – The Ned Kelly Gang.pdf


Bill Buckley

Fr Purcell’s travels in the Black Forest