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The Southern Cross : February 2012
Page 26 February 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross OBITUARIES: Parishes and readers wanting to publish a tribute to or eulogy of a deceased (with consent of family members) in The Southern Cross can email details to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 8210 8117. Vincentian priest Father Brian Jackson, who was on the staff of St Francis Xavier Seminary for many years, died on December 13. Fr Jackson's funeral took place on December 20 at St Anthony's Church, Marsfield, New South Wales. Vale Fr Jackson Lynton Jury, the architect responsible for the completion of the Cathedral bell tower died in Calvary Wakefield Hospital on January 13. Mr Jury was the Adelaide Archdiocesan architect for 40 years and in that time completed designs for 200 projects, including school additions, church alterations and extensions and a number of churches built from scratch. As well as completing some of the original drawings of the bell tower, which was originally designed in England in the 1850s, Mr Jury supervised the construction from the footings to the pinnacles. His final work at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral was the laying of the tessellated tiles. Margaret Edwards from the Friends of the Cathedral Church of St Francis Xavier, said Mr Jury was known for his "integrity, dedication, scrupulous honesty and fair dealing with everyone". "SA and the diocese have lost a renowned and respected architect," she said. "He was, in the words of many who knew him well, a true gentleman." Mr Jury was 81. SFX Cathedral architect dies A unique inside portrait of the world of the Tyburn Nuns. "This Þlm takes you into another realm..." What is life in a cloistered Benedictine community really like? Let the Tyburn Nuns take you to their nine monasteries around the world. Witness the nuns' holy life of prayer and work, centred on the Eucharist, in this remarkable Þlm. ORDER ONLINE: www.tyburnconvent.org.uk or send cheque/money order for $25 payable to: Tyburn Priory, 325 GarÞeld Road East, RIVERSTONE NSW 2765 Name.............................. Address................................................... "The most beautiful and visually compelling Þlm I have ever seen. I didn't want it to end." Kim, Brisbane. Filmed and Edited by Michael Luke Davies TYBURN CONVENT GLORIA DEO A Film Documentary Fr Mark (Michael) Nugent was born in Jamestown, South Australia, the only son of Mr and Mrs Maurice Nugent, and a brother to Geraldine and Naomi (both deceased). He attended St Cecilia's School, Angas Street, until Grade 5 and completed his schooling at Rostrevor College which he left in 1947 to enter the Passionist Seminary in Sydney. Ordained in 1956, he spent his early days as a priest at the Passionist Juniorate, St Ives, Sydney, where he taught French and English. He became a father figure to many teenagers who went on to become Passionist priests. From these early days Fr Mark was a committed supporter of the Brothers in the Passionist community and throughout his life he was always there for the lay brothers. Fr Mark went on to do the work of renewal through the parish missions, visiting homes and engaging people to attend three- day missions. Some years later, he returned to study, undertaking a social work course. This opened a new door for him and led to Fr Mark giving his service at St Augustine's, Geelong, a Christian Brothers home for troubled boys. Fr Mark was at the forefront of the move away from large religious institutions to living in houses in small groups with fellow Passionists. He also spent four years as consultor to the Passionist Provincial, during which time he travelled to New Guinea and elsewhere. He assisted in parishes around Australia when their priests were away. Adelaide was a regular part of Fr Mark's time each year and he kept in close contact with many close friends and family. He spent four years as parish priest of Glen Osmond. Fr Mark's social work experience led to his ministry with his beloved Aboriginal communities, including nine years as chaplain to the Otherway Centre in the eighties and nineties. He served all the Aboriginal people whole- heartedly, giving total support, sharing their struggles and griefs, comforting them at times of loss, enabling opportunities for education to happen. In recent times, Fr Mark was a willing care-taker priest to parishes in the Adelaide diocese. About 1500 people attended his funeral at St Ignatius Church, Norwood, in August and special services were held all over Australia and overseas. At Norwood, the Aboriginal community led the mourners in a traditional smoking and cleansing ceremony outside the church. Family members and close friends placed symbols related to aspects of Mark's life on his casket -- including his Crows football scarf. His nieces and nephews who remained extremely close to him right up until his death, all gave heart-felt eulogies with many loving memories of their uncle, including his passionate approach to sport, particularly AFL football. One of his eight nieces and nephews, Melissa Arbuthnot, described Fr Mark as "just the most wonderful man with the biggest heart who meant so much to his family and also to the thousands who have been in contact with us throughout his illness and then his passing". She said Fr Mark would have been astonished by the "outpouring of love...the phone calls, emails and stories I have heard from far and wide". "The symbol of the Passionist order is the heart and that truly sums up everything about the way he approached his life as a priest -- always from the heart," Melissa said. A true Passionist heart Fr Mark Nugent Born October 20, 1932 Died August 11, 2011 Fr Mark Nugent with his sisters Geraldine and Naomi on the day of his ordination at his family's Royston Park home. | obituary