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Closure of Box Hill

November 12, 2008



On the 8 November the Priory of St John of the Cross, Box Hill officially closed when Fr Des Williamson and Br Shane Kelleher drove out of 96 Albion Rd for the last time. The friars have been in the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 25 years, and so their departure was a sad moment in our history. We leave behind so many good friends, Secular Order members and benefactors who over the years have shared in our life and prayer. Friendship crosses distance; we will continue to treasure fond memories and pray for all of our Victorian friends.