FR MICHAEL WHELAN, SM
Fr. Michael is a Marist priest, ordained in 1972. He gained his PhD under Adrian van Kaam in 1984 and is the former Head of the Sydney College of Divinity and former Principal of the Catholic Theological Union in Sydney. He has published four books and a number of articles in his field of spirituality. Michael believes the renewal of the Church must include a grassroots recovery of the mystical dimension of our faith. He is committed to assisting adults to become contemplative in and through their daily lives. As part of his work in adult education through Aquinas Academy in Sydney, he is in the process of establishing a place of solitude and silence on a property in Colo, NSW, with Josephite sister, Marie Biddle.
Fr Michael is currently the Parish Priest of St. Pat’s Churchill, Sydney.