From Brotherhood to Priesthood - Memoirs of Mons W. A. Mullins
Author: Monsignor William A. Mullins
Publisher: Modotti Press
Pages: 268 PB
Monsignor Mullins’ account of his twin careers as a De La Salle Brother
and diocesan priest for over 70 years provides a fascinating in-person
snapshot of Australian Church history from the 1940s to the present.
His memoirs trace his life and career through his earlier years teaching
in DLS schools and colleges, and following his ordination to the
priesthood his work as a seminary professor. Between 1970 and 1990
during the papacies of Popes Paul VI and John Paul II he served as an
official of the Vatican’s Education Congregation. Despite his advancing
years Monsignor Mullins remains active in Sydney celebrating Masses,
hearing confessions and engaged in administrative roles at the Chancery.
As a former Brother, Monsignor Mullins taught at all levels from primary
to tertiary before his ordination as a priest in 1975. He has a BA from
the University of Melbourne, MEd from the University of Sydney, and MA
and PhD from the Catholic University of America (Washington DC).
He worked for many years in the Roman Curia and those interested
in the Church before and after Vatican II should find this work a must
read, along with the many people who have been fortunate enough to
associate with Monsignor Mullins.