Bishop Norton's Diary ~ 1925

Bishop John Francis Norton
30th January 1891 - 20th June 1963

Coadjutor Bishop of Bathurst from 8th March 1926
Bishop of Bathurst from
3rd April 1928 to 20th June 1963

Each week, this webpage will feature an excerpt from one of Bishop John Francis Norton's diaries.

Father Norton wrote in this diary before he was ordained Bishop. At the time, he was travelling with Bishop Michael O'Farrell CM as his assistant on the Australian National Pilgrimage to Rome and Lourdes in 1925.

Bishop McKenna has the original diary and it was transcribed by the Late Monsignor Leo Grant.

The inscription in the front of the diary reads.....

Diary kept for my
dearest Mother
on the
P. & O. Steamer “Mongolia”
by
John F. Norton
With the Australian National
Pilgrimage to Rome & Lourdes

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