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Brother Daniel Lynch



Novice for Sydney Province

16/03/2011: Australia

On March 6, one month after his arrival in Canberra Daniel Lynch was formally accepted into the Novitiate Formation Programme in a simple, prayerful ceremony by Br Jeffrey Crowe, Provincial.  Supporting Daniel were the Canberra Community including Br Kevin Herlihy. We were joined by Br Michael Flanagan, Daniel's Master of Postulants, Br Tony Leon his Vocation Director, and Br Michael Hill the Chair of the Oceania Formation Commission. Br Tony Caddy Formation Director, Br Patrick Connell newly professed, and Ash Higgins – postulant were present with us from Melbourne with Gerard Barklimore – postulant from Forbes.

During the Ceremony Daniel was presented with the Institute Cross by Br Jeffrey, the Constitutions by Br Tony Shears, a Prayer candle by Br Lawrie Mc Cane, an Icon of Jesus & Mary by Br Michael Flanagan.

As part of the Novitiate programme Daniel will attend Kairos - the Inter congregational Novices Seminars at the SVD for­mation house at Epping, Sydney weekly till the end of June. This will begin next week. The Community at North Sydney will generously continue to offer a Sydney home to the Novitiate once again.

There will be about 17 Novices from a variety of congrega­tions also attending Kairos. It will be a good mixture of men and women. Interestingly, there will be members of 3 of the 4 branches of the Marist Family on the programme for the first time. 2 Novices from the Marist Missionary Sisters, 2 from the Marist Sisters for 3 months and Daniel.  Daniel will most probably be the only non clerical male novice as well.

Daniel was assured of the prayerful support and encouragement of the Brothers and All Marists in Oceania as he begins this significant journey of Novitiate formation.

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