Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. John Reynolds, O. Praem.

Birth: May 9, 1932

Death: August 11, 2009

House: St. Joseph's Priory

A native of Killeen, Granard, Co Longford, Eire, he was born on May 9, 1932.  Fr. John was one of the founding members of the Norbertine community in Western Australia, arriving in Perth on May 11, 1959.  He was clothed in the white habit of St. Norbert on September 8, 1951.  He was professed on September 8, 1953 and ordained priest on July 9, 1957.
He served as Parish Priest of Queens Park and York, and assisted in many parishes of the Archdiocese of Perth and the diocese of Bunbury.  He was a member of the staff of St. Norbert College, Queens Park for some years.  Fr. John’s gentleness and quietness endeared him to many; his ministry was very often behind the scenes, effective nevertheless.  His faithfulness to his ministry as priest and religious was exemplary.
Fr. John was an inaugural member of the Canonry of St Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, Queens Park, Western Australia from December 8, 1995.
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