pages 259 pages + bibliography; b&w photographs; pictorial cardcover; 21cm; very good, with five-line note by the upper edge of the title page; With Parer family photographs prepared by Tim Owen. ISBN 0-9750346-1-8. Fr Ferdy Parer was first and foremost a Franciscan Friar, but he also had strong family ties and was close to his brother, Damien a wartime photographer. In 1946, Fr Ferdy became a pioneer Franciscan Missionary in Aitape, Papua New Guinea. During the 1970's he spent years on Palm Island helping the Aboriginal people and establishing Alcoholics Anonymous. From 1980, when he became a chaplain to the St Vincent de Paul Hostel in Brisbane, Fr Ferdy had contact with and helped people from many organisations: the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Royal Blind Foundation, the Little Kings' Movement, Alcoholics Anonymous, GROW, Holyoake, the Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care Group, The St Francis of Assisi Group and the Sporting Wheelies. This is the story of Fr Ferdinand Parer O.F.M. who followed in the steps of St Francis and who was a champion of the poor, the depressed, the marginalised and the disabled people he met in his life. This is his story. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: FERDY: THE STORY OF FATHER FERDINAND PARER ...
Publisher: Lalong Enterprises. Aspley, Queensland. July 2003 [first published June 2003]; Second edition with minor corrections. ISBN 0-9750346-1-8;
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Fine
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