Ferdy traces the life of Fr Ferdinand Parer o.f.m. As a Franciscan friar, he was a champion of the poor, the depressed, the marginalised and the disabled. A saintly man, he has been described as a prophet of our times. Fr Ferdy Parer also had strong family ties and was close to his brother, Damien Parer, a wartime photographer.
In 1946, Fr Ferdy
became a pioneer Franciscan Missionary in
During the 1970’s, Fr Ferdy spent years on Palm Island helping the Aboriginal people and established Alcoholics Anonymous for them.
onwards as chaplain to the St Vincent de Paul Hostel in Brisbane, Fr Ferdy had
contact with people from many organizations: 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, and the Sporting
Wheelies. He was a familiar and well-loved figure in
in 2003. with 256 illustrated pages and one map in soft cover. This book covers
Franciscan History, mission life in
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