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Fr John Rate msc, laid to rest

Fr John was laid to rest on Friday 4 October at St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park NSW.

Set on 500 hectares of natural bush land, it is a peaceful place steeped in spirituality of the heart.

For most Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, ‘Douglas Park’ has been a place of retreat and renewal throughout their life, and a loved and protected burial place for their members.

Fr John was laid to rest near Fr Frank and Fr Meaney who both passed away in the last 13 months.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, may he, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.


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