2006 - 2008
A former dairy farmer from Queensland and self described “late vocation”, Fr Denis entered the postulancy for the Capuchin Franciscan Friars at the age of 36, after many years of searching for his true vocation.
Fr Denis resigned as MCLA chaplain when he became Provincial of the Capuchin Order late in 2008, necessitating a move to Sydney.
Fr Denis returned to Melbourne not long after, but sadly this was due to illness. He died of cancer on 17 May 2010, aged 58. Kairos Catholic Journal published a brief appreciation of this much loved priest on the occasion of his funeral - please click here.