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December 28, 2015

Kellyville, N.S.W. (Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, & Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents)


Today we celebrated The Feast of the Holy Innocents.


Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. the Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne celebrated Mass at OLR parish followed by a Ros...

December 26, 2015


Christmas at the Shrine was a morning of fun for the whole family.


The day started with a Christmas carol sing along and the blessing of the baby Jesus from the family’s home Nativity sets. For the children we had free face painting, all children that got their face...


We have some new 'Blesseds' for the Church and Our Conventual Franciscan Order! Our Holy Martyrs who died at the hands of 'Shining Path' terrorists in Peru were working as missionaries in rural mountain villages, assisting the people to improve their quality of life,...

As the birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ approaches, the Conventual Franciscan Friars Australia would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and holy Christmas Season and a blessed 2015. 


We hope that this time of Advent has been one of reflection a...

Brother Joseph Wood


As Conventual Franciscan vocation director for St. Bonaventure Province in the Midwestern United States, Brother Joseph Wood called his province’s house of studies in Chicago, Illinois home. He however also travelled often across the length and brea...

It has been a work in progress over the past few years, but it has finally arrived!

The friars in Australia decided that it was time to seriously improve our online presence by putting together a brand new website to help promote our way of life as Conventual Franciscan...

December 11, 2013


The Catholic Newspaper for the Diocese of Parramatta has featured the Friar's brand new 'Shrine of the Holy Innocents'. This is a fantastic promotional opportunity for the Friar's ministry in promoting a 'Culture of Life' through our beautiful Byzantine style chapel d...

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