Dr Richard Fitzgerald clothed in Oblate robe

At the Community Eucharist on July 11, the feast of St Benedict, Fr Joe clothed Dr Richard Fitzgerald with a black oblate robe to signify that he is an oblate of the Benedictine Abbey of St Vincent, Latrobe. Dr Fitzgerald will wear the robe when he joins the Mepkin Community for Office or Eucharist. Dr Fitzgerald who has been Mepkin’s physician for 12 years was joined at the celebration by his wife Eva, his friend David George and his godson Nathaniel.

Dr Richard Fitzgerald clothed in Oblate robe