Acknowledgements

The compiler of this site wishes to thank the following who have contributed so generously to this work.

Members of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation (SSS), who introduced her to their community’s resources, knowledge and hospitality:

Fr Peter Collins, Fr James Dekker, Fr Joachim Dirks, Fr Graeme Duro, Fr Jo Fernando, Fr Thomas Knowles, Fr Graeme Malone, and the Melbourne and Sydney communities;
Fr Bernard Camiré, Fr Ernest Falardeau, Fr Norman Pelletier, and the New York community;
Sr Catherine Marie Caron (Canada/United States), Sr Carol Hogan (Melbourne), and Sr Marian McClelland (Sydney).

Fr Anthony McSweeney provided support and wise counsel throughout the duration of this work.

Librarians and archivists, who provided access to their collections and facilities:

Dr Judith Brophy (LITE, Sydney);
Ms Siobhan Foster (Library, St Francis’ Church Heritage Centre, Melbourne);
Ms Margaret Watts, Ms Siobhain Dib and staff (Veech Library, Catholic Institute of Sydney, Sydney);
Mr Shawn Weldon (Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center, Philadelphia).

Mr Damien Cash, archivist and historian of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation & St Francis’ Church Heritage Centre, Melbourne, contributed many entries, images, and an extensive knowledge of authors and their publications. He provided professional advice, guidance, and encouragement throughout the duration of this work.

Site software:

Mr Damien Cash advised on the design and construction of the site using WordPress software (Theme: Twenty Ten).
Ms Marie-Laure Bouchet managed the interface between images, bibliographical entries and the WordPress software.
Ms Susan Carlon, Dr John Powles and Mr Steve Townsend provided technical assistance.

All works have a beginning, a source of inspiration …

This work was inspired by: Fr Graeme Malone SSS, former chaplain of Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel (North Sydney); and Fr Peter Collins SSS, whose oversight of renovations to the church of St Peter Julian in Sydney led to the creation of an inspiring environment for Eucharistic celebration.

Christabel Wescombe, 2012

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