6th April 2018
Name: Michael Musgrave
Born: Brisbane 1942
Lives: Elizabeth Bay – retired after spending twenty years working in USA, Asia and Europe
Snapshot of daily life: Enjoy engaging, being involved, and making a contribution. But equally as stimulated, creating in my own space. ‘Nothing is good where better is possible’ – the old Welsh saying defines me in a way, but at the same time can be a curse. When will I learn to be content and ‘live in the moment’? A regular exercise regimen keeps me ‘flexible’ and an active 75-year-old. Photography, travel and blogging continue to keep me involved with what I’ve enjoyed doing all my life.
Part of Canice’s since:1994 when I returned home from London.
Where will we find you in the Parish?
Very often you’ll see me with a camera around my neck (or in recent times, reaching for my iPhone camera when special moments present). I have been ‘chronicling’ events at St Canice’s for more than ten years. Winning the trust of parishioners when taking photographs has let me develop a ‘catalogue’ of smiling ‘memories’. Thank you.
For some years now, I have been Canice’s ‘Railaco Ambassador’, travelling to and engaging with the Jesuit community in East Timor to maintain a vibrant relationship between us and our sister parish in Railaco, East Timor.
I enjoy having the opportunity to contribute to building a richer parish life for all; with my involvement in Liturgy on special occasions; and heightening the presence of St Canice’s as a truly Jesuit parish in the Ignatian tradition through our outreach on the parish webpage and in social media.
What keeps you coming to St Canice’s? The opportunity to live my faith guided by Ignatian principles; the great sense of welcome and friendship that I feel from other parishioners; and a feeling that I am part of a parish that truly ‘lives the teachings of the gospels’.