Austin Cooper Obituary, Austin Cooper Has Passed Away

Austin Cooper Obituary, Austin Cooper Has Passed Away

Austin Cooper Obituary, Death Cause – To God be the glory for the amazing life and ministry that Fr. Austin Cooper OMI led, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate express thanks. The death of Father Austin Patrick Cooper OMI was announced on July 2nd, 2023 by the Australian Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The announcement was made with a heavy heart. Austin Cooper was born on January 14, 1931 in Sorrento, Victoria, an area that his family had resided in for a very long time – his grandmother’s family had been there in the 1830s, and his grandfather bought the Sorrento Hotel in the 1890s. Austin Cooper’s birthplace was an area that his family had lived in for a very long time.

After completing his education at Assumption College in Kilmore and a year of legal studies at Melbourne University, he became a member of the Oblates in the month of March 1950. He was given the opportunity to further his education at Kidalton Abbey, which is located in Piltown, Ireland. On September 16, 1956, he was ordained there, and he finished his studies there in June 1957. After returning to Australia later in 1957, he began working at Eagle Junction while attending the University of Queensland, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in history. He then attended Iona College in its second year of operation.

His writings include the history of the Australian Oblates up to the year 1994, which is titled A Little By Ourselves. He has also authored books on Julian of Norwich titled The Cloud of Unknowing and John Henry Newman titled A Developing Spirituality (2012). Both of these books were published in 2012. In recognition of his contributions to Australia’s theological education community, Fr. Austin was awarded the Order of Australia in 2004. Fr. Austin was a remarkable Oblate of Mary Immaculate and a priest who served the community with devotion. He is a man of prayer and has a profound spirituality, in addition to having a high level of capability. Because of his incredible generosity and charming sense of humor, he serves as a source of motivation for a great number of his students.

He plays a significant role in the formation of numerous Oblates, Lay persons, Religious, and Priests in Australia, both in their human and spiritual lives. During his 72 years of service as an Oblate, he was a pillar of the Australian Province. He will be mourned very much by his peers and the entire community. We have no doubt that we will meet up with him once more in the eternal life that is promised to everyone. Both in this life on earth and in the life to come, he traveled with Jesus, Mary, Saint Eugene de Mazenod, and many other important personalities from the Christian church. We give thanks to God for the blessing of having Father Austin Cooper OMI in our lives, in the Australian Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and in the Church in Australia. May the Lord bless you, The OMI Provincial Priest, Fr. Christian Fini As soon as possible, the funeral details for Fr. Austin Cooper will be made accessible online, including with a link to broadcast the funeral service.

Author: James Lucas