For many years Martin Crane suffered with poor eyesight, eventually becoming blind. But despite this adversity he continued to work for and with the people of his diocese. The symbol of Crane House is the Cross. It reminds us that Martin Crane did not let a handicap interfere with his work; instead he continued his ministry with great courage and commitment.
James Goold is remembered as the person largely responsible for the establishment of the Catholic community in Melbourne. As leader he worked tirelessly in his service to the people and even travelling back to Ireland seeking more priests to help with the work. The symbol for Goold House is the Mitre. It reminds us of the strong leadership of James Goold whose goal was to establish an Augustinian community that offered friendship and care to all.
James Murray was widely recognised as a man of vast learning and was renowned for his excellent homilies. He served in the Catholic communities of Northern Queensland and Victoria. The symbol of Murray House is the Book. This representation reminds us that Murray believed in the importance of education. As well as developing his personal academic talents, he worked in the diocese of Cooktown to establish an education system for the young people.
Stephen Reville was a distant nephew of Bishop Crane and travelled to Australia because of his deep interest in missionary work. He became Crane’s assistant when he went blind. Reville was a tireless worker who exemplified the Augustinian value of friendship and service, and because of this was respected by the whole community. The symbol of Reville House is the Shepherd’s Crook. This representation reminds us that Reville was a true shepherd of his people. He offered them friendship and guidance and was there for them when they were in need.