Friday, September 21, 2012

Why All The Good Men Come from Geelong!!!

21 September 2012
Media Release
Australian elected as Columban Superior General

Fr Kevin O'Neill from Geelong, Victoria was elected as Superior General of the Missionary Society of St Columban at the Columban General Assembly in Los Angeles on the 20th September, 2012.

Fr Kevin was born in Geelong on 23rd November, 1962 and is one of six children, including a  twin brother, Peter, who is also a Columban Priest. His parents, John and Ruth, reside in Geelong.

He was educated at Our Lady's, Manifold Heights and St Joseph's CBC, Newtown and  studied chemical engineering at RMIT  before entering St Columbans Seminary, Turramurra, NSW in 1984. He was ordained in 1992 by Bishop Peter Connors at Manifold Heights.

Fr Kevin has worked in Taiwan and Ireland, and is currently working in China. In his new appointment he will reside in Hong Kong where the Columban headquarters are situated.

Fr Ray Scanlon
Acting Regional Director
Australia  New Zealand
St Columbans Mission Society

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