Marist MessengerDeath of a Marist

By: Marist Messenger  06-Dec-2011

April 1, 2011

Fr. Thomas Gordon Kerins sm
5 December 1915 – 3 February 201

Veteran Maori Missioner 1944-1985
Novelist: No Lasting City, 1981 (The Dunmore Press)

From the Homily by Fr. Frank Twiss sm
Should a Requiem be a time of sadness or celebration?   In truth, we know there are elements of both.  Those of us who knew Gordy so well will certainly miss him…

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“The life … of each of us has its influence on others…”. Dare I say that Bill epitomised that part of Paul’s saying. So intent was he on bringing comfort and enjoyment to those round him that one of his priest friends declared that life in Bill’s community was like being on a cruise liner. Someone was at…

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In the final Act of Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar Mark Antony reflects on the life of the slain hero:
“His life was gentle, and elements
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world
‘This was a man’”
This hero was not slain, but rather has exhausted…

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In the life of Brian Culling we find a person who not only sought for what God had planned for him but one who carried it out to the full.

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