Funeral of Fr. Gabriel Taylor

The details for the Funeral of Fr. Gabriel Taylor are as follows. The Vigil will be on the 19th of June at 3 pm. The Funeral Mass will be on the 20th of June at 11 am. The full program for the vigil and funeral are as follows:


The Solemn Reception of the Body of Fr Gabriel and Vigil Liturgy will be on Monday, 19th June, at the Old Monastery, commencing at 3 pm and concluding around 7 pm. 

The Order of Service will be the following:

  • 3  pm: Reception of the Body, procession into the Old Monastery Chapel and opening of the coffin along with the Funeral Vigil Liturgy.
  • 4 pm: Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
  • 5 pm: Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
  • 6 pm: Solemn Vespers and closing of the coffin.

Refreshments will be available in the conference room in the Old Monastery.


The Solemn Pontifical Funeral Mass for Fr Gabriel will be in the Shrine Church on Tuesday, 20th June, commencing at 11 am. 

The Order of the day is as follows:

  • 8 am: Reception of the Body and procession into the Shrine Church
  • 8:30 am: Solemn Morning Prayer of the Church
  • 9 am: Viewing in the Shrine Church
  • 9:30 am: Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
  • 10:15 am: Closing of the coffin and Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
  • 10:40 am: Singing of the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 11am: Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass

Burial will follow the Mass and will take place at St Patrick’s Cemetery, Sutton Forest.

Wake and Refreshments to follow at St Paul’s Parish Hall (24 Garrett Street, Moss Vale).

Please continue to keep Fr. Gabriel in your prayers.

Death of Fr Gabriel Taylor

With great sadness, I announce that today, 08/06/2023, at around 3:30pm Fr. Gabriel Taylor passed away at Holy Family Services Residental Aged Care.

Please pray for the repose of his soul, and keep the whole Pauline community in your prayers during this difficult and sorrowful time.

Details on his funeral will follow soon. They will be posted on the Shrine website, so to keep up to date on what is happening, please look there. You can also subscribe to the email list to get notifications.


Christmas and New Year of 2023

“And Mary treasured all of these things and reflected on them in her heart.”

Luke 2:19

Approaching the mystery of our salvation like Mary, let us pause and treasure the gift of Christmas in our hearts.
God’s sign is that He makes himself small for us and comes as a baby to show us the beauty of His love. In the splendour and glory of his Nativity, He calls us for our love. May we look to the crib and pray asking the Blessed Mother: O Mary Ever Virgin, show us Jesus.

Have a blessed Christmas and New Year of 2023

Pauline Fathers and Brothers at the 2022 Provincial Chapter

Provincial Chapter 2022

This year, 2022, on the 7th-10th of November, the Australian Province of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit held its Provincial Chapter. The Chapter elected a new provincial council.

We congratulate Fr. Jarosław Zań on his election to Provincial, along with Fr. Damian Mosakowski as Vicar-Provincial and the Definitors Fr. Joseph Maria Buckley, Fr. Wojciech Śliwa and Fr. Peter James Strohmayer, along with Fr. Jeremy Santoso as Administrator. We ask that you keep them all in your prayers as they take up the leadership of the Australian Province of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit.

Provincial Curia elected at the 2022 Provincial Chapter
Provincial Curia elected at the 2022 Provincial Chapter

We also thank the outgoing provincial, Fr. Albert Wieslaw Wasniowski, who served as Provincial for the last five years, along with his council, Fr. Richard Green, Br. Bruno Kanamis for their years of service to the Pauline Fathers and God’s people.

From Left to Right, Br. Matthew, Br. Augustine, Br Paul and Fr. Wojtek after Br. Paul's First Profession

Br. Paul’s First Profession

Congratulations to Br. Paul, who made his first profession in the Order. Br. Paul will soon commence his studies for the Priesthood at the Angelicum in Rome. Br. Matthew began his canonical novitiate last night. It is the Pauline Fathers’ current tradition to begin and end the Noviciate on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We pray for both men as they continue to answer God’s Call.