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Fr Frank Douglas: A celebration

With No Regrets, by Patricia Brooks, published in 1998 offers the story of Father Frank Douglas.

Event Sharron McSweeney Francis Vernon Douglas, born in 1910 and raised in Johnsonville, was a Columban priest whom Japanese soldiers killed in the Philippines 70 years ago in 1943. During the Japanese occupation he was taken by secret police looking for information on guerillas. He was savagely beaten for three days, the presumption being that

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Celebrating 175 years of mission

News The 70th anniversary of the heroic death of New Zealand Columban missionary Francis Vernon Douglas occurs in late July and his former parish, Johnsonville, is planning to celebrate the occasion in June with a series of discussions on his life and mission. The Columban Mission Society is also marking the occasion with an address

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