“We urge you who form a religious community to put the following precept into practise.
Before all else, live together in harmony, being of one mind and one heart on the way to God. For is it not precisely for this reason that you have come together?” St Augustine.
The current members of the Augustinian Community residing in the Priory of St Kieran are:
Brian Buckley osa Fr Brian comes to the Catholic Community of North Harbour from St. Joseph's in the Parish of South Yarra, Victoria, where he was Parish Priest for 3 years. Fr. Brian was born in Brisbane and attended Villanova College. He was ordained in 1978 and worked in Victorian parishes for 6 years. In 1985, Fr. Brian, together with 3 other Augustinian priests, left for Korea to establish the presence of the Order in Korea. This was the first mission of the Australian Province of the Order. Fr. Brian spent over 20 years working in Korea before returning to Victoria.
Senan Ward osa Fr. Senan, who is already known to many, has joined the Augustinian community in St. Kieran's Priory. Fr. Senan is acting as the Associate Pastor in North Harbour and is the Chaplain to St. Augustine's College at Brookvale. Fr. Senan, originally from Ireland, was ordained in Rome in 1973, completed his post graduate studies, and came to Australia in November, 1974. He has served in a number of different ministries, including teaching, parish work and pastoral care to people living with HIV and AIDS.
Patrick Fahey osa Fr Pat is now retired. When in active ministry Fr Pat applied his many skills and knowledge of music and liturgy to the various ministries in which he worked. Having a Mus in Liturgical Music and a Doctorate in Liturgy he has contributed skilfully to many Augustinian ventures. Fr Pat is known locally for the many years he worked in Sydney at St Augustine’s College and at the Australian Catholic University. Queensland is Fr Pat’s place of birth.