2013 is a significant year for Corpus Christi College. It is the 90th anniversary of its founding by Archbishop Daniel Mannix, who came to Melbourne from Ireland just over 100 years ago. He died at the age of 99, after overseeing an enormous expansion of the Archdiocese. He established 108 new parishes during his 46 years as Archbishop. To staff these parishes, great numbers of priests were required. Corpus Christi College has trained 931 priests for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Hobart and now Adelaide, as well as the dioceses of Ballarat, Sandhurst, Sale and Port Pirie. It also has trained priests for religious orders and for overseas dioceses. Corpus Christi College has its own character and spirit built up by generations of staff and students. It has been able to adapt and change so that it is now a truly international College, with students from Australia and from many parts of the world who have come to serve the multicultural Church in this country.
Seminarians accept the challenge of forming a diverse learning community with a unity of faith, hope and love. It is a new time, with a new Pope to lead us into the new evangelisation.
Pray for us, as we pray for all our families, friends and benefactors who support us in our endeavours to build up the kingdom of God.
God bless you all.
Father Brendan J Lane
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